Aortic valve reconstruction using autologous pericardium (Ozaki procedure) for active infective endocarditis: a case report.

@article{Okada2018AorticVR,
  title={Aortic valve reconstruction using autologous pericardium (Ozaki procedure) for active infective endocarditis: a case report.},
  author={Kimiaki Okada and Yoshito Inoue and Hirofumi Haida and Satoru Suzuki},
  journal={General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2018},
  volume={66 9},
  pages={
          546-548
        }
}
Approximately one-third of patients with infective endocarditis require surgical treatment, but the ideal procedure that prevents infection ensures long durability and maintains quality of life remains unclear. A 21-year-old man who was diagnosed with aortic active infective endocarditis was referred to our hospital for surgical treatment. Echocardiography showed bicuspid aortic valve, severe aortic regurgitation, a large vegetation, and a paravalvular abscess. We planned to perform elective… CONTINUE READING