Active native valve endocarditis: determinants of operative death and late mortality.

@article{Jault1997ActiveNV,
  title={Active native valve endocarditis: determinants of operative death and late mortality.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Jault and Iradj Gandjbakhch and Akhtar Rama and Mauro Nectoux and Val{\'e}ria Bors and Elisabeth Vaissier and Patrick R Nataf and Alain Pavie and Christian Cabrol},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={1737-41}
}
BACKGROUND In this report, we reviewed 247 patients who underwent operation by our team for active native valve endocarditis between January 1979 and December 1993. METHODS There were 201 male and 46 female patients (mean age, 45.4 +/- 6 years). The aortic valve was involved in 163 cases, the mitral valve in 36 cases, both mitral and aortic valves in 44 cases, and the tricuspid valve alone in 4 cases. The most common microorganisms were streptococci. Univariate Pearson (chi2 test) and… CONTINUE READING