[Changes in infectious endocarditis--analysis of a disease picture in the last decade].

Abstract

The following retrospective study analyzes 51 patients aged 45.8 +/- 11 years with infective endocarditis diagnosed from January 1, 1980-December 31, 1989. The aortic valve was mainly affected (59%). 92% of patients showed predisposing factors or a directly related incident. Positive blood cultures were found in 63% of patients. The dominating bacterium was… (More)

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