Cristina Sarriá

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AIMS To investigate the clinical features, echocardiographic characteristics, management, and prognostic factors of mortality of aorto-cavitary fistulization (ACF) in infective endocarditis (IE). Extension of infection in aortic valve IE beyond valvular structures may result in peri-annular complications with resulting necrosis and rupture, and subsequent(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to assess the risk of systemic embolization in patients with left-sided infective endocarditis, once adequate antibiotic treatment had been initiated, on the basis of prospective clinical follow-up. BACKGROUND As one of the complications of infective endocarditis, embolization has a great impact on prognosis. Prediction(More)
OBJECTIVES This prospective study was designed to assess the current clinical course, risk factors, microbiologic profile and echocardiographic findings of patients with left-sided endocarditis and perivalvular complications. BACKGROUND Periannular complications worsen the prognosis of patients with endocarditis. The relation between these complications(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of patients with left-sided endocarditis remains poor despite the progress of surgical techniques. Identification of high-risk patients within the first days after admission to the hospital would permit a more aggressive therapeutic approach. METHODS We designed a prospective multicenter study to find out the clinical,(More)
BACKGROUND Streptococcus agalactiae is an unusual pathogen in adults who are not pregnant. S agalactiae endocarditis is a poorly defined entity because it is uncommon; in contrast to other streptococcal endocarditis, it bears a high mortality rate. The aim of this study was to define its clinical, prognostic, and therapeutic profile on the basis of a series(More)
BACKGROUND Infective endocarditis (IE) due to Streptococcus bovis has been classically associated with elderly patients, frequently involving >1 valve, with large vegetations and high embolic risk, which make it a high-risk group. Our aim is to analyze the current clinical profile and prognosis of S bovis IE episodes, in comparison to those episodes caused(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES To determine the characteristics of Propionibacterium acnes prosthetic valve endocarditis (PAPVE). METHODS Prospective descriptive study of 16 consecutive cases of PAPVE. RESULTS Seven patients developed PAPVE early and 9 developed it late. In all those who developed PAPVE late, there was a history of mucocutaneous barrier(More)
Whether periannular extension of prosthetic valve endocarditis (abscesses, pseudoaneurysms, fistulas) is related to the etiologic agent, the clinical course and the prognosis is still unknown. Likewise, transesophageal echocardiographic accuracy in detecting periannular complications in prosthetic recipients remains unsettled. We retrospectively analyzed(More)