Advances in Surgical Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2016

  • Determinants and Results of Early Surgery for Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis with Periannular Extension

    Mariana Mahia, Ricardo Ronderos, Ana Iribarren, Francisco Nacinovich, Pablo Fernandez Oses, Mariano Vrancic, Martín Vivas, Laura Juarez, Silvana Resi, Eduardo Filipini, Gustavo Avegliano, Fernando Piccinini, Daniel Navia

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 26-32
    Received: 8 November 2016
    Accepted: 24 March 2017
    Published: 12 April 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ass.20160406.11
    Abstract: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare but potentially fatal complication of valve replacement, especially if it is accompanied by periannular extension. In these cases surgical intervention is recommended by consensus and clinical guidelines. However, surgery is frequently delayed or not performed, and the best timing for intervention is still cont... Show More