Ann ThoracSurg 2008;86:291–3

© 2008 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 0003-4975/08/$34.00

Published by Elsevier Inc doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.01.067


Modified De Vega Mitral Valve Annuloplasty in an Infant with Endocarditis



Michael L Ciccolo, MD, Juan C Collazos, MD, Ruben J Acherman, MD, Alvaro Galindo, MD,

Carlos F Luna, MD, Humberto Restrepo, MD, MPH, William N Evans, MD




ChildrenŐs Heart Center Nevada, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy, Ste 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109.




Surgical management of infant mitral valve regurgitation is challenging. There are no large surgical series of mitral valve repair in infants. Mitral valve repair is preferable to replacement. We report the modified De Vega adjustable annuloplasty with mitral valve repair in an infant with mitral valve regurgitation from endocarditis.


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