Long-term results of operation for paravalvular abscess.

  title={Long-term results of operation for paravalvular abscess.},
  author={Yves A d'Udekem and Tirone E. David and Christopher Michael Feindel and Susan Armstrong and Zongquan Sun},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={62 1},
BACKGROUND Operation for infective endocarditis with paravalvular abscess is reportedly associated with high mortality and morbidity rates. In an attempt to improve surgical outcome, an approach of radical resection of the abscess and inflamed tissues and reconstruction of the heart with either fresh or glutaraldehyde-fixed bovine pericardium was adopted by two surgeons at our institution. METHODS From 1979 to 1995, 70 consecutive patients with active infective endocarditis and paravalvular… CONTINUE READING
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