Should more patients be offered repair for mitral valve endocarditis? a single-centre 15-year experience

Clarissa Ng Yin Ling, David Bleetman, Soumik Pal, Hing Chi Kristie Leung, Habib Khan, Donald Whitaker, Olaf Wendler, Ranjit Deshpande & Max Baghai
Abstract Objective To describe the long-term outcomes of mitral valve repair (MVr) versus mitral valve replacement (MVR) in patients with native valve infective endocarditis (IE) at a centre with high-repair rates. Methods We conducted a retrospective single-centre cohort study. From 2005 to 2021, 183 patients with active or healed native valve IE were included. The primary outcome was long-term mortality. Patient status was last confirmed 31 March 2021. Secondary outcomes were post-operative MR, MV reoperation,...
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