Outcome after mitral valve repair for acute and healed infective endocarditis.

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term clinical and echocardiographic outcomes after mitral valve surgery for acute and healed infective endocarditis. METHODS Of 37 consecutive patients presenting with native mitral valve endocarditis, mitral valve repair (MVRep) was feasible in 34 (92%) patients. In 17 (50%) patients, surgery was indicated during antibiotic… (More)

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