[Evaluation of the benefit of early valve surgery in the treatment of infective endocarditis. Contribution of propensity analyses].

Early valve surgery for infective endocarditis, that is surgery performed during the course of antibiotic therapy, is widely used. However, this intervention has never been proven effective in any clinical trial. Five recently published observational studies, using propensity analysis, analyzed the relationship between surgery and mortality. But they gave… CONTINUE READING