Surgical treatment of prosthetic endocarditis. Aortic root replacement using a homograft.

@article{Lau1984SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of prosthetic endocarditis. Aortic root replacement using a homograft.},
  author={James Lau and Antonio Gonz{\'a}lez Robles and Abraham Cherian and Donald N. Ross},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={712-6}
}
This article reports the successful surgical treatment of six patients who presented with prosthetic endocarditis and uncontrolled bacteremia. They were treated by replacement of the aortic root with a preserved homograft aortic valve. With this technique, ventricular-aortic continuity was established with a centrally flowing valve together with its… CONTINUE READING