Association between surgical indications, operative risk, and clinical outcome in infective endocarditis: a prospective study from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis.

@article{Chu2015AssociationBS,
  title={Association between surgical indications, operative risk, and clinical outcome in infective endocarditis: a prospective study from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis.},
  author={Vivian H. Chu and Lawrence P. Park and Eugene Athan and Francois Delahaye and Tomas Freiberger and Cristiane da Cruz Lamas and Jose M Mir{\'o} and Daniel W Mudrick and Jacob Strahilevitz and Christophe M. Tribouilloy and Emanuele Durante-Mangoni and Juan Manuel Peric{\'a}s and N{\'u}ria Fern{\'a}ndez-Hidalgo and Francisco M Nacinovich and Hussien Hasan Rizk and Vladimir Krajinovi{\'c} and Efthymia Giannitsioti and John P Hurley and Margaret M. Hannan and Andrew Wang},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2015},
  volume={131 2},
  pages={131-40}
}
BACKGROUND Use of surgery for the treatment of infective endocarditis (IE) as related to surgical indications and operative risk for mortality has not been well defined. METHODS AND RESULTS The International Collaboration on Endocarditis-PLUS (ICE-PLUS) is a prospective cohort of consecutively enrolled patients with definite IE from 29 centers in 16 countries. We included patients from ICE-PLUS with definite left-sided, non-cardiac device-related IE who were enrolled between September 1, 2008… CONTINUE READING