Seven year study of surgery for infective endocarditis: The contemporary Auckland City Hospital experience
Infective endocarditis remains a heterogeneous disease with high mortality, and surgery is required in approximately half for resultant heart failure, uncontrolled infection or embolism prevention. Several recent studies advocate operating early to have superior outcomes. We reviewed the characteristics, timing and outcomes of cardiac operations performed for infective endocarditis at Auckland City Hospital.
T. Wang, T. Oh, J. Voss, N. Kang, J. Pemberton
Green Lane Cardiovascular Service, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
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