Clinical course, microbiologic profile, and diagnosis of periannular complications in prosthetic valve endocarditis.

@article{Romn1999ClinicalCM,
  title={Clinical course, microbiologic profile, and diagnosis of periannular complications in prosthetic valve endocarditis.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Alberto San Rom{\'a}n and Isidre Vilacosta and Cristina Sarri{\'a} and Luis M de la Fuente and Olga As{\'i}n Sanz and Jos{\'e} Luis Vega and Ricardo E Ronderos and {\'A}ngel Gonz{\'a}lez Pinto and Mar{\'i}a Jes{\'u}s Roll{\'a}n and Catherine Graupner and Elena Batlle and F{\'e}lix Lahulla and Walter Stoermann and Marcelo Portis and Francisco Fernandez-Aviles},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={83 7},
  pages={1075-9}
}
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 data from 87 patients with anatomically proven prosthetic valve endocarditis who underwent a transesophageal echocardiographic examination… CONTINUE READING
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