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The freestyle stentless bioprosthesis for prosthetic valve endocarditis

Authors
  • Sakaguchi, Taichi
  • Sawa, Yoshiki
  • Ohtake, Shigeaki
  • Hirata, Nobuaki
  • Matsuda, Hikaru
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1999
Accepted Date
Jul 06, 1998
Volume
67
Issue
2
Pages
533–535
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/S0003-4975(98)01153-9
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
License
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Abstract

We report a case of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-induced prosthetic valve endocarditis, which was successfully treated with aortic valve replacement using the Freestyle stentless bioprosthesis. The total root and stentless design of this bioprosthesis allows for more radical removal of infected tissue and easier treatment for annular abscess, while requiring less prosthetic materials than a conventional prosthesis. This bioprosthesis thus seems to be a valuable option for active endocarditis.

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