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BACKGROUND Kawasaki disease is an acute self-limited vasculitis of childhood that is characterized by fever, bilateral nonexudative conjunctivitis, erythema of the lips and oral mucosa, changes in(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this statement is to update the recommendations by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the prevention of infective endocarditis, which were last published in 1997. (More)
Endorsed by the World Heart Federation and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association Sidney C. Smith, JR, MD, FAHA, FACC, Chair; Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FAHA, FACC; Robert O. Bonow, MD,(More)
Since the 2001 update of the American Heart Association (AHA)/American College of Cardiology (ACC) consensus statement on secondary prevention,1 important evidence from clinical trials has emerged(More)