Association between the timing of surgery for complicated, left-sided infective endocarditis and survival.

Affiliation

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

In patients with active infective endocarditis (IE), the relationship between timing of surgery and survival is uncertain. The objective was to evaluate clinical characteristics associated with timing of surgery and the association between surgical timing and 6-month survival in complicated, left-sided IE.