Current Epidemiology and Outcome of Infective Endocarditis

  title={Current Epidemiology and Outcome of Infective Endocarditis},
  author={Patricia Mu{\~n}oz and Martha Kestler and Ar{\'i}stides de Alarc{\'o}n and Jose M Mir{\'o} and Javier Bermejo and Hugo Rodr{\'i}guez-Abella and Mar{\'i}a del Carmen Fari{\~n}as and Manuel Cobo Belaustegui and Carlos Mestres and Pedro Llinares and Miguel {\'A}ngel Goenaga and Enrique Navas and Jos{\'e} A Oteo and Paola Tarabini and Emilio Bouza},
The aim of the study was to describe the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics and identify the risk factors of short-term and 1-year mortality in a recent cohort of patients with infective endocarditis (IE).From January 2008, multidisciplinary teams have prospectively collected all consecutive cases of IE, diagnosed according to the Duke criteria, in 25 Spanish hospitals.Overall, 1804 patients were diagnosed. The median age was 69 years (interquartile range, 55-77), 68.0% were men, and 37… CONTINUE READING
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