Surgical management of endocarditis: The society of thoracic surgeons clinical practice guideline

John G. Byrne, Katayoun Rezai, Juan A. Sanchez, Richard A. Bernstein, Eric Okum, Marzia Leacche, Jorge M. Balaguer, Shyam Prabhakaran, Charles R. Bridges, Robert S D Higgins

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Abstract

In spite of the evolution of antimicrobial therapy and sepsis prevention, infections affecting the heart and the valves continue to create significant morbidity and mortality, leading to valvular incompetence, embolization, cerebrovascular accidents and congestive heart failure. Based upon a review of the literature from January 2000 to December 2010, this guideline focusing on the management of endocarditis in common and complex clinical situations includes recommendations regarding the management of native and prosthetic valve infections, septic neurologic manifestations, and reviews the valve selection options and replacement criteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2012-2019
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume91
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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