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Surgical Treatment of Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis

  • M. Sliwinski
  • M. Hoffman
  • A. Biederman
  • W. Sitkowski
  • M. Szufladowicz

Abstract

Between 1982 and 1986, 31 patients with prosthetic valve endocarditis were operated upon. Indications for operation were progressive heart failure, prosthetic valve dysfunction, and sepsis. The hospital mortality was 35%. The most important factors influencing hospital mortality were cardiogenic shock, timing of operation, and experience of the operating team.

Keywords

Blood Culture Valve Replacement Hospital Mortality Cardiogenic Shock Positive Blood Culture 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Sliwinski
  • M. Hoffman
  • A. Biederman
  • W. Sitkowski
  • M. Szufladowicz

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