Int J Cardiol 2022 May 18. Epub 2022 May 18.
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA; Division of Cardiac Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Chicago, IL, USA. Electronic address:
Background: Pulmonary valve infective endocarditis (PVIE) represents a rare subset of right-sided IE. This study aimed to evaluate the population-level surgical outcomes of PVIE in the United States.
Methods: We performed a retrospective observational study using the 2002-2017 National Inpatient Sample database. Read More