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Comments on: ‘The infective endocarditis team: recommendations from an international working group’
  1. J A San Román1,
  2. I Vilacosta2,
  3. J López1
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Institute of Heart Sciences (ICICOR), Hospital Clinico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain
  2. 2Cardiology Department, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr J A San Román, Department of Cardiology, Institute of Heart Sciences (ICICOR), Hospital Clinico Universitario, Valladolid ES47005, Spain; asanroman{at}

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To the Editor, Chambers et al1 give some wise recommendations regarding infective endocarditis management. They recognise the grim prognosis of the disease (mortality: 20–64%), the importance of dedicated teams of experts, and the prominent role of early surgery; despite this, they suggest that some patients can be adequately managed in centres without dedicated teams of experts and surgical facilities, and propose nine indications for transfer of patients to a …

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