Infective endocarditis: prevention, diagnosis, and management.

  title={Infective endocarditis: prevention, diagnosis, and management.},
  author={Franck Thuny and Dominique Grisoli and Jennifer Cautela and Alberto Rib{\'e}ri and Didier Raoult and Gilbert Habib},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  volume={30 9},
Infective endocarditis (IE) is among the most severe infectious disease, the prevention of which has not decreased its incidence. The age of patients and the rate of health care-associated IE have increased as a consequence of medical progress. The prevention strategies have been subjected to an important debate and nonspecific hygiene measures are now placed above the use of antibiotic prophylaxis. Indeed, the level of evidence of antibiotic prophylaxis efficiency is low and the indications of… CONTINUE READING


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