Antimicrobial therapy of prosthetic valve endocarditis
- Adolf W Karchmer, MD
Adolf W Karchmer, MD
- Professor of Medicine
- Harvard Medical School
Infection of a prosthetic heart valve can be difficult to diagnose and manage. Optimal treatment of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) requires:
●Identification of the causative microorganism
●Selection of a bactericidal antimicrobial regimen of proven efficacy
●A clear understanding of the intracardiac pathology and attendant complications of PVE
●Surgical intervention, especially when infection has extended beyond the valve to contiguous cardiac tissue
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