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


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 spe..

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