Is there an advantage in using homografts in patients with acute infective endocarditis of the aortic valve?

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BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Acute infective endocarditis is a surgical challenge, particularly when paravalvular abscesses and annular destruction are present. The choice of a homograft or mechanical valve prosthesis is an important issue in these patients. The study aim was to compare the outcome with homografts and mechanical valves in patients with… (More)

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@article{Gulbins2002IsTA, title={Is there an advantage in using homografts in patients with acute infective endocarditis of the aortic valve?}, author={Helmut Gulbins and Eckehard Gerd Kilian and Severine Roth and Antje Uhlig and Eckart Kreuzer and Bruno Reichart}, journal={The Journal of heart valve disease}, year={2002}, volume={11 4}, pages={492-7} }