Evaluating Treatment Options for Patients With Infective Endocarditis

When Is It the Right Time for Surgery?

Aneil Malhotra; Bernard D Prendergast


Future Cardiol. 2012;8(6):847-861. 

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Search Strategy

We systematically searched Medline (1995–2011) and Embase (1995–2011) for both English and non-English language articles by entering 'infective endocarditis', 'native valve endocarditis', 'prosthetic valve endocarditis', 'surgery endocarditis' and 'endocarditis complications' as both medical subject heading (MeSH) terms and text words. We then retrieved all relevant articles as determined by consensus among the authors and searched the reference lists of retrieved articles to find other potentially relevant articles. Further studies were identified by consultation with experts.