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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1018-1021

Short-term outcome of patients with infective endocarditis: A single-center prospective study


1 Cardiac Anesthesiology Department, Imam Khomeini Medical and Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Cardiac Surgery Department, Imam Khomeini Medical and Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 School of Medical Education Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Echocardiography Department, Imam Khomeini Medical and Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Kianoush Saberi
Imam Khomeini Medical and Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/aer.AER_66_17

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Objectives: To investigate the short-term outcome of patients with infective endocarditis (IE). Patients and Methods: We analyzed data from 42 patients with active endocarditis which underwent different cardiac surgeries. An active endocarditis was considered due to urine analysis and/or blood culture and acute inflammation Gram stains of sample tissue and/or blood culture and acute inflammation Gram stains of sample tissue. Design: Collecting data of 42 patients prospectively. Setting: University hospital single center. Participants: Patients with IE from July 2014 to June 2016. Interventions: None. Measurement and Main Results: We collected data of 42 patients in Imam Hospital which is a university-based 1700-bed center. Twelve patients experienced a redo operation; in which, 2 of them have had the second redo. Five patients underwent an aortic valve replacement operation, 2 mitral valve repair, and only one patient had experienced a subaortic web resection. Seven cases were addict; in which, 5 of them were intravenous abusers. There was 1 porphyric patient which suffered from pethidine reliability. Most of our cases underwent Bentall or tricuspid valve repair operation, and multivalve operation was more scarce. Conclusions: We have presented the therapeutic strategies and outcome of patients with IE and evaluated their short-term outcome.


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