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Effect of the type of surgical indication on mortality in patients with infective endocarditis who are rejected for surgical intervention

Abstract: AIM: To evaluate the effect of the type of surgical indication on mortality in infective endocarditis (IE) patients who are rejected for surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: From January 2008 to December 2016, 2714 patients with definite left-sided IE were attended in the participating hospitals. One thousand six hundred and fifty-three patients (60.9%) presented surgical indications. Five hundred and thirty-eight patients (32.5%) presented surgical indications but received medical treatment alone. The indications for surgery in these patients were uncontrolled infection (366 patients, 68%), heart failure (168 patients, 31.3%) and prevention of embolism (148 patients, 27.6%). One hundred and thirty patients (24.2%) presented more than one indication. The mortality during hospital admission was 60% (323 patients). The in-hospital mortality of patients whose indication for surgery was heart failure, uncontrolled infection or risk of embolism was 75.6%, 61.4% and 54.7%, respectively (p?

 Fuente: Int J Cardiol. 2019 May 1;282:24-30

Editorial: Elsevier

 Fecha de publicación: 01/05/2019

Nº de páginas: 7

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.014

ISSN: 0167-5273,1874-1754

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.014

Autores/as

RAMOS MARTÍNEZ, ANTONIO

CALDERÓN PARRA, JORGE

MIRÓ MEDA, JOSÉ Mª

MUÑOZ GARCÍA, PATRICIA

RODRÍGUEZ ABELLA, HUGO

VALERIO MINERO, MARICELA

ALARCÓN GONZÁLEZ, ARÍSTIDES DE

LUQUE MÁRQUEZ, RAFAEL

GOENAGA SÁNCHEZ, MIGUEL ÁNGEL

OTEO REVUELTA, JOSÉ ANTONIO

MARTÍNEZ MARCOS, FRANCISCO JAVIER

VINUESA GARCÍA, DAVID

DOMÍNGUEZ, FERNANDO

SPANISH COLLABORATION ON ENDOCARDITIS, GRUPO DE APOYO AL MANEJO DE LA ENDOCARDITIS INFECCIOSA EN ESPAÑA (GAMES)