Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Online ISSN : 2186-1005
Print ISSN : 1341-1098
ISSN-L : 1341-1098
Efficacy of Glutaraldehyde-Treated Leaflets for Mitral Valve Repair to Treat Active Infective Endocarditis: A Case Report
Susumu IsodaIchiya YamazakiYusuke MatsukiHiroto TomitaYoshimi YanoToshikazu GondoMunetaka Masuda
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Article ID: cr.17-00222

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We report the use of glutaraldehyde (GA) in a case of valve repair for mitral valve prolapse associated with active infective endocarditis. GA scrubbed at the site of infection decontaminates and reinforces infected fragile tissue, avoids excessive debridement, and strengthens the edges of valve leaflets to facilitate suturing.

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