Prosthetic valve endocarditis.

  title={Prosthetic valve endocarditis.},
  author={Balakrishnan Mahesh and Gianni Angelini and Massimo Caputo and Xu Yu Jin and Alan J. Bryan},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={80 3},
Prosthetic valve endocarditis is a catastrophic complication of cardiac valve replacement, associated with high mortality rates. Medical treatment is effective in a few instances of endocarditis involving the leaflets alone in bioprostheses. However, accurate diagnosis, better myocardial protection, and improved surgical strategies have led to better… CONTINUE READING