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  • Condition: Infective Endocarditis
  • Journal: Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery
  • Treatment Used: Tricuspid Valve Repair with Autologous Pericardium
  • Number of Patients: 1
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The study researched a case of infective endocarditis, in an infant, caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
  • Condition: Isolated Libman-Sacks Endocarditis with Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Journal: International heart journal
  • Treatment Used: Mitral Valve Repair
  • Number of Patients: 1
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This case report describes a patient with isolated Libman-Sacks endocarditis and primary antiphospholipid syndrome.
  • Condition: Prosthetic Mitral Valve Paravalvular Leak
  • Journal: The American journal of case reports
  • Treatment Used: Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Amplatzer Occluder Device
  • Number of Patients: 1
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This case report describes a patient with a prosthetic mitral valve paravalvular leak.
  • Condition: Atrioventricular Block (AVD) after Tricuspid Valve (TV) Surgery
  • Journal: International heart journal
  • Treatment Used: Pacemaker Implantation
  • Number of Patients: 32
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This study identified the incidence of atrioventricular block (AVB) after tricuspid valve (TV) surgery.
  • Condition: Basilar Artery Dissection Complicated with Infective Endocarditis
  • Journal: International heart journal
  • Treatment Used: Mitral Valve Repair, Antibiotics
  • Number of Patients: 1
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This case report describes a 14 year-old boy diagnosed with infective endocarditis of the mitral valve and basilar artery dissection treated with mitral valve repair and antibiotics.
  • Condition: Invasive Pneumococcal Disease and Austrian Syndrome in Male patient with Methamphetamine Abuse
  • Journal: BMJ case reports
  • Treatment Used: Intravenous Antibiotics, Incision and Drainage, Tricuspid Valve Debridement
  • Number of Patients: 1
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This case report describes a 60-year-old man with methamphetamine abuse diagnosed with invasive pneumococcal disease and Austrian syndrome ( pneumonia, endocarditis, and meningitis) treated with intravenous antibiotics, incision and drainage of right psoas abscess, and tricuspid valve debridement
  • Condition: Active Infectious Endocarditis
  • Journal: Revista portuguesa de cirurgia cardio-toracica e vascular : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-Toracica e Vascular
  • Treatment Used: Mitral Valve Repair versus Replacement
  • Number of Patients: 82
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In this study, researchers compared the outcomes of mitral valve repair versus replacement for the treatment of mitral valve infectious endocarditis.
  • Condition: Pure Aortic Insufficiency
  • Journal: Mayo Clinic proceedings
  • Treatment Used: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement versus Surgical Replacement
  • Number of Patients: 14720
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The study researched the outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement versus surgical replacement in patients with pure aortic insufficiency.
  • Condition: Infective Endocarditis after Aortic Valve Neocuspidization
  • Journal: Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
  • Treatment Used: Re-Operation Using Bovine Pericardium
  • Number of Patients: 1
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This study reports a case of a patient who developed infective endocarditis after aortic valve neocuspidization who was treated with a second aortic valve neocuspidization using bovine pericardium.
  • Condition: Fungal Endocarditis with Heart Valve Replacement and Atrial Fibrillation
  • Journal: Medicine
  • Treatment Used: Fluconazol and Vitamin K1 Antagonist
  • Number of Patients: 1
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This case report describes a patient with fungal endocarditis after a heart valve replacement and atrial fibrillation.
  • Condition: Invasive Gram-positive Infections
  • Journal: International journal of antimicrobial agents
  • Treatment Used: Dalbavancin Versus Standard Care
  • Number of Patients: 215
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In this study, researchers compared the effectiveness of dalbavancin versus standard care for the treatment of invasive Gram-positive infections. 
  • Condition: Infectious Endocarditis (IE)
  • Journal: Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
  • Treatment Used: Covering Suture Line Using Bovine Pericardium During Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Number of Patients: 1
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This article reviewed the case of a patient with third time infectious endocarditis (infection of the inner surface of the heart) treated with mitral valve replacement (diseased mitral valve of a patient's heart is replaced by either a mechanical or tissue valve; MVR) using bovine (cow) pericardium (tough, membrane that covers the heart).
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