Mitral valve repair by leaflet sliding and annular downsizing in active infective endocarditis.

Abstract

We repaired a large defect in the posterior mitral leaflet after an extensive removal of infected tissue, using an extended leaflet sliding and annular downsizing with a small prosthetic ring in 2 patients with active endocarditis. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.11.067

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