Infective endocarditis

@article{Cahill2016InfectiveE,
  title={Infective endocarditis},
  author={Thomas J Cahill and Bernard D. Prendergast},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2016},
  volume={387},
  pages={882-893}
}
Infective endocarditis occurs worldwide, and is defined by infection of a native or prosthetic heart valve, the endocardial surface, or an indwelling cardiac device. The causes and epidemiology of the disease have evolved in recent decades with a doubling of the average patient age and an increased prevalence in patients with indwelling cardiac devices. The microbiology of the disease has also changed, and staphylococci, most often associated with health-care contact and invasive procedures… 
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