Outcomes after surgical treatment of native and prosthetic valve infective endocarditis.

  title={Outcomes after surgical treatment of native and prosthetic valve infective endocarditis.},
  author={Mahesh B Manne and Nabin K Shrestha and Bruce Whitney Lytle and Edward Nowicki and Eugene Blackstone and Steven P. Gordon and Gosta Pettersson and Thomas G. Fraser},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={93 2},
BACKGROUND The risk of death and complications of infective endocarditis (IE) treated medically has to be balanced against those from surgery in constructing a therapeutic approach. Recent literature has drawn conflicting conclusions on the benefit of surgery for IE. We reviewed patients treated surgically for IE at the Cleveland Clinic from 2003 to 2007 to examine their outcomes. METHODS A retrospective review of consecutive patients who underwent surgery for native and prosthetic valve… CONTINUE READING
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