Epidemiologic aspects of infective endocarditis in an urban population. A 5-year prospective study.

@article{Hogevik1995EpidemiologicAO,
  title={Epidemiologic aspects of infective endocarditis in an urban population. A 5-year prospective study.},
  author={Harriet Hogevik and Lars Olaison and Rune Andersson and Jens Lindberg and Kjell Alestig},
  journal={Medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={324-39}
}
A prospective study of the epidemiology of infective endocarditis (IE) in a well-defined urban population of 428,000 inhabitants during a 5-year period was carried out. All patients were treated in the same institution, and history, diagnostic procedures, and treatment were standardized. Of 233 consecutive suspected episodes of IE, 127 fulfilled the modified von Reyn criteria. After patients not living in the defined area were excluded, 99 episodes in 90 patients were analyzed in the… CONTINUE READING

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