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


Journal Article

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.

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Cited Authors

  • Mestres, C-A; Castellá, M; Moreno, A; Paré, JC; del Rio, A; Azqueta, M; Fernández, C; Miró, JM; Pomar, JL; Hospital Clínico Endocarditis Study Group,

Published Date

  • May 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 389 - 391

PubMed ID

  • 16784077

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16784077

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2053-2644

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0966-8519


  • eng