Infective endocarditis in Europe: lessons from the Euro heart survey.

  title={Infective endocarditis in Europe: lessons from the Euro heart survey.},
  author={Pilar Tornos and Bernard Iung and Gaiet{\'a} Permanyer-Miralda and Gabriel Baron and Francois Delahaye and Ch Gohlke-B{\"a}rwolf and Eric G Butchart and Philippe Ravaud and Alec P Vahanian},
  volume={91 5},
OBJECTIVES To describe the characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of active infective endocarditis (IE) in Europe. DESIGN Prospective survey of medical practices in Europe. SETTING 92 centres from 25 countries. PATIENTS The EHS (Euro heart survey) on valvar heart disease (VHD) enrolled 5001 adult patients between April and July 2001. Of those, 159 had active IE. RESULTS 118 patients (74%) had native IE and 41 (26%) had prosthetic IE. Mean (SD) age was 57 (16) years. Blood cultures… CONTINUE READING


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