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Mitral valve surgery for complications of endocarditis (Figs. 11–21)

  • Choi-Keung Ng
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Abstract

Endocarditis is defined as microbial infection of the endothelialized surface of the heart. Vegetation, ulceration, perforation, dissection, abscess or rupture may occur after inefficient treatment [26].

Keywords

Mitral Valve Infective Endocarditis Mitral Valve Repair Mitral Valve Surgery Anterior Leaflet 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Choi-Keung Ng
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  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Academic Teaching HospitalGeneral Hospital of the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy CrossWelsAustria

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