Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis

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Infective Endocarditis - Classification - By Valve Type
... Finally, the distinction between native-valve endocarditis and prosthetic-valve endocarditis is clinically important ... Prosthetic valve endocarditis can be early (< 60 days of valvular surgery), intermediate (60 days to 1 year) or late (> 1 year following valvular surgery) ... Early prosthetic valve endocarditis is usually due to intraoperative contamination or a postoperative bacterial contamination which is usually nosocomial in nature ...

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    Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times.
    Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)