Outcome after surgery for prosthetic valve endocarditis and the impact of preoperative treatment.

@article{Grubitzsch2014OutcomeAS,
  title={Outcome after surgery for prosthetic valve endocarditis and the impact of preoperative treatment.},
  author={Herko Grubitzsch and Andreas Schaefer and Christoph Melzer and Klaus Wernecke and Davide Gabbieri and Wolfgang F Konertz},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={148 5},
  pages={
          2052-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES This study examined the outcomes of surgery for active prosthetic valve endocarditis in a recent decade, with special interest in preoperative treatment and predictors for early and late events. METHODS From 2000 to 2010, a cohort of 149 consecutive patients (mean age, 64±13.9 years; 72% were male) underwent redo-surgery for prosthetic valve endocarditis and were reviewed regarding early (≤60 days) and late (>60 days) events (death, reinfection, reoperation). Kaplan-Meier survival… CONTINUE READING
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