Active infective endocarditis is a devastating disease with high morbidity and mortality, which generally needs surgery and appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Selecting an adequate valve prosthesis is a central issue during surgery. This editorial discusses the recent literature available on this important topic.
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- Do We Currently Have Guidelines to Select an Adequate Prosthetic Valve to Surgically Treat Active Infective Endocarditis?
Pascal M. Dohmen
- Springer Healthcare
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