Infective endocarditis

  title={Infective endocarditis},
  author={Yok-Ai Que and Philippe Moreillon},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cardiology},
Infective endocarditis (IE) is lethal if not aggressively treated with antibiotics alone or in combination with surgery. The epidemiology of this condition has substantially changed over the past four decades, especially in industrialized countries. Once a disease that predominantly affected young adults with previously well-identified valve disease—mostly chronic rheumatic heart disease—IE now tends to affect older patients and new at-risk groups, including intravenous-drug users, patients… CONTINUE READING
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