Prosthetic valve endocarditis

Balakrishnan Mahesh, Gianni Angelini, Massimo Caputo, Yu Jin Xu, Alan Bryan

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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 survival in patients undergoing surgery after failed conservative therapy. This comprehensive review addresses various issues involved in the management of this complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1151-1158
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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