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Bacterial Spectrum and Infective Foci in Patients Operated for Infective Endocarditis: Time to Rethink Strategies?

Friday, February 3, 2023

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Source Name: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon


Shekhar Saha, Anna Dudakova, Bernhard C. Danner, Ingo Kutschka, Marco H. Schulze, Heidi Niehaus

The rising incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) along with the de-escalation of antibiotic prophylaxis and the complexity of surgical treatment makes IE treatment a challenge. In this study, researchers reviewed all patients who underwent cardiac surgery for IE at one institution with a focus on causative organisms and infective foci. They concluded that current risk-benefit evaluations need to be revisited.

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