Chronic antiplatelet therapy and mortality among patients with infective endocarditis.

@article{Ppin2009ChronicAT,
  title={Chronic antiplatelet therapy and mortality among patients with infective endocarditis.},
  author={Jacques P{\'e}pin and Val{\'e}rie Tremblay and David B{\'e}chard and Francis Rodier and Craig Andrew Walker and David Dufresne and Armelle Lafontaine and Nan Li and Claire Lacroix and Luc Lanthier},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={193-9}
}
Whether antiplatelet therapy is associated with better outcomes among patients with infective endocarditis (IE) remains controversial. A retrospective study was conducted concerning all patients with IE, treated in a tertiary-care centre of Canada between 1991 and 2006, who satisfied the modified Duke criteria for a definite or possible IE. The primary outcome was all-cause mortality within 90 days of diagnosis. A secondary outcome was the development of major systemic embolism. In total, 241… CONTINUE READING
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