Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular
versão impressa ISSN 0102-7638
POMERANTZEFF, Pablo M. A et al. Conservative operation of tricuspide valve for the treatment of infective endocarditis. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 1993, vol.8, n.4, pp. 293-297. ISSN 0102-7638. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-76381993000400007.
Valve replacement and excision without using a prosthesis are the two mostfrequently used surgical techniques for the treatment of infective endocarditis of the tricuspid valve. Conservative operation with preservation of the native valve and resection of the infected tissue is a more recent approach, which is becoming the procedure of choice whenever feasible, specialy in intravenous drug abusers. Two cases of tricuspid valve reconstruction with good results are reported. One of the patients has also been aorto coronary bypassed at the same operation time.
Palavras-chave : heart valves, tricuspid [surgery]; endocarditis, infective [surgery].