Surgery changes prognosis in infective endocarditis: The importance of post-surgical clinical evolution

Published: 29 May 2018
Author(s): Pablo Elpidio García-Granja, Javier López, Isidre Vilacosta, Cristina Sarriá, Raquel Ladrón, Carmen Olmos, Carmen Saéz, Itziar Gómez, J. Alberto San Román
Issue: June 2018
Section: Original Article

Left-sided infective endocarditis (LSIE) bears a grim prognosis and surgery is needed in more than half of the patients to improve survival. Our hypothesis has been that clinical complications developing after surgery impact prognosis.