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Carlos A. Mestres, MD, PhD, FETCS
Joel Dunning talks with Carlos Mestres, Senior Staff Surgeon at the University of Barcelona, member of the International Collaboration on Endocarditis, and Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. In this interview, Mr. Dunning and Dr. Mestres take an in-depth look at the treatment of endocarditis. Dr. Mestres stresses that proper treatment requires an interdisciplinary team of microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, cardiologists, and cardiovascular surgeons. Dr. Mestres outlines both the non-surgical and surgical options for treatment of endocarditis, addressing the specific differences in treating mitral, aortic, and tricuspid valves.
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