Infective endocarditis: Prognostic stratification and indications for valve surgery

Holenarasipur R. Vikram

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Significant advances have been made in the management of infective endocarditis with the advent of antimicrobial therapy, surgery and transesophageal echocardiography, bringing hope to patients suffering from this once uniformly fatal illness. However, recent studies show that the mortality from infective endocarditis is still in the order of 20-30%. The prognostic determinants for adverse outcomes and the indications for surgical therapy in patients with infective endocarditis have recently received renewed attention. Our current understanding of these controversial issues will be reviewed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-123
Number of pages6
JournalIndian heart journal
Volume59
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Endocarditis
  • Mortality
  • Prognosis
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Cite this