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Biodegradable materials for surgical management of infective endocarditis: new solution or a dead end street?

Published inBMC surgery, vol. 14, no. 1, 48
Publication date2014
Abstract

One third of patients with infective endocarditis will require operative intervention. Given the superiority of valve repair over valve replacement in many indications other than endocarditis, there has been increasing interest and an increasing number of reports of excellent results of valve repair in acute infective endocarditis. The theoretically ideal material for valve repair in this setting is non-permanent, "vanishing" material, not at risk of seeding or colonization. The goal of this contribution is to review currently available data on biodegradable materials for valve repair in infective endocarditis.

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MYERS, Patrick Olivier, CIKIRIKCIOGLU, Mustafa, KALANGOS, Afksendiyos. Biodegradable materials for surgical management of infective endocarditis: new solution or a dead end street? In: BMC surgery, 2014, vol. 14, n° 1, p. 48. doi: 10.1186/1471-2482-14-48
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