Journal article

Long-term outcomes of mitral valve endocarditis: improved survival through collaborative management

Nima Yaftian, Edward Buratto, Xin Tao Ye, Andrew Wilson, Jonathan Darby, Andrew Newcomb

ANZ Journal of Surgery | Wiley | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background Infective endocarditis (IE) of the mitral valve is an illness associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We describe the long-term outcomes of mitral valve endocarditis at a single centre. Methods All patients who presented with IE to the study institution between 2000 and 2015 were included. Data were obtained by retrospective review of the medical records. Results There were 163 patients who presented with mitral valve IE. Mean age was 58 ± 16.8 years. A history of intravenous drug use was present in 18% (30/163) of patients. The most common infective agents were Staphylococcus aureus in 42% (69/163) (7% (5/69) were methicillin resistant), Streptococcus viridans spec..

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