Cryopreserved mitral homograft in the tricuspid position for infective endocarditis: A valve that can be repaired in the long term (13 years)

Carlos A. Mestres*, Manuel Castellá, Asunción Moreno, J. Carlos Paré, Ana Del Rio, Manuel Azqueta, Claudio Fernández, José M. Miró, José L. Pomar, J. M. Miró, A. Del Río, N. De Benito, O. Sued, X. Claramonte, M. E. Díaz, A. Moreno, J. M. Gatell, F. Marco, C. García De La María, Y. ArmeroM. Almela, M. T. Jiménez De Anta, J. C. Paré, M. Sitges, M. Azqueta, C. A. Mestres, S. Ninot, R. Cartañá, J. L. Pomar, N. Pérez, J. Ramírez, T. Ribalta

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Abstract

Herein is reported the long-term repair of a cryopreserved mitral homograft in the tricuspid position. A 34-year-old HIV-infected patient underwent tricuspid valve replacement in 1991 with a cryopreserved mitral homograft because of infective endocarditis. Chronic tricuspid regurgitation secondary to repeated endocarditis led to reoperation 13 years later. Mitral valve repair was performed with a rigid ring as there was annular dilatation; the valve tissue was intact. One year later, transthoracic echocardiography showed no tricuspid regurgitation. The cryopreserved mitral homograft is a potentially repairable valve in the long term.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-391
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Heart Valve Disease
Volume15
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2006

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