Posts Tagged ‘prosthetic valve endocarditis’

July 15th, 2013

No Mortality Benefit for Surgery in Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis

In the first five years after valve replacement approximately 3-6% of patients will develop prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE). These patients are much more likely to die. Now a large observational study — the first of its type — has found that surgery is no better than medical therapy in reducing mortality in these patients. The report from the ICE-PCD […]