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Revista Uruguaya de Cardiología

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VILASECA, Cecilia et al. Mitral valve repair in infective endocarditis: a case report. Rev.Urug.Cardiol. [online]. 2022, vol.37, n.1, e701.  Epub May 01, 2022. ISSN 0797-0048.

Infective endocarditis is a heterogeneous disease with a high mortality and that requires surgical treatment in at least half of cases. When seated in mitral position, valve repair rather than replacement, while technically challenging, has been gaining popularity in recent years. We describe the case of a patient who presented with a mitral valve endocarditis in whom a successful valve repair was performed. Evidence supporting its use will be reviewed.

Keywords : Infective endocarditis; Mitral valve repair; Mitral endocarditis.

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