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Outcome of Treatment

  • Lawrence R. Freedman
Part of the Current Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CTID)

Abstract

Despite the availability of chemotherapeutic agents capable of sterilizing endocardial vegetations, infective endocarditis (IE) remains a disease with a high mortality. How high depends on the location of the infection, the nature of the infecting microorganism, and the expertness with which the major cause of death, valve destruction, is recognized and treated surgically.

Keywords

Valve Replacement Infective Endocarditis Vascular Graft Aortic Insufficiency Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence R. Freedman
    • 1
  1. 1.VA Wadsworth Medical CenterUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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