Medical versus surgical management of Staphylococcus aureus prosthetic valve endocarditis.


PURPOSE The study's purpose was to identify prognostic factors associated with mortality in Staphylococcus aureus prosthetic valve endocarditis and to determine whether these factors influenced decisions to treat medically versus surgically. We also analyzed whether there was a subset of patients who were cured with medical therapy alone. SUBJECTS AND… (More)


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