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prostetic valve endocarditis

Fahriye Vatansever Agca, Necmiye Demircan, Tezcan Peker, Hasan Ari, Kemal Karaagac, Ozlem Arican Ozluk, Mustafa Yilmaz, Erhan Tenekecioglu
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to define the current characteristics of infective endocarditis (IE) in a part of Turkey. METHODS: All patients who were hospitalized in our hospital with a diagnosis of IE between 2009 and 2014 were included in the study. Data were collected from archives records of all patients. Modified Duke criteria were used for diagnosis. RESULTS: There were 85 IE cases during the study period. The mean age of patients was 52 years...
2015: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Jose Henrique Andrade Vila, José Pedro da Silva, Luciana da Fonseca, José Francisco Baumgratz, Américo Tangari, Weverton Ferreira Leite, Claudia Jesus Guilhen, Egas Armelin
BACKGROUND: Along the past few years the number of papers on heterotopic cardiac transplant has been very scarce in the medical literature, including at the international level; this is particularly true in reference to the long term follow-up of these patients and the reason which led to the presentation of our report. OBJECTIVE: To report the initial clinical experience and late evolution of 4 patients undergoing heterotopic heart transplantation, indications for this procedure and its major complications...
February 2010: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
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