Guy de Gevigney

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M ore and more patients are operated on during the active phase of infective endocarditis (IE). 1 Between 1991 and 1999, in France, the rate of cardiac surgery has increased from 31% to 50%. 1 This may, at least in part, explain the concomitant decrease of in hospital mortality, from 22% to 17%. 1 Nonetheless, the indications for cardiac surgery and its(More)
We report a prospective comparison between transcatheter valve implantation (TAVI, n = 13) and surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR, n = 10) in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis and previous coronary bypass surgery (CABG). All patients had at least bilateral patent internal thoracic arteries bypass without indication of repeat revascularization.(More)
Editorials The scourge of coronary disease in diabetic patients: will antibiotics sweeten the pill? Diabetes is a major and increasing public health problem and this is reflected in the growing proportion of diabetics presenting with coronary artery disease [1]. In this issue, Erkens et al. present data that suggest a potential role for antibiotics in the(More)
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