Long-term clinical outcome of major adverse cardiac events in survivors of infective endocarditis: a nationwide population-based study.

@article{Shih2014LongtermCO,
  title={Long-term clinical outcome of major adverse cardiac events in survivors of infective endocarditis: a nationwide population-based study.},
  author={Chia-Jen Shih and Hsi Chu and Pei-wen Chao and Yi-Jung Lee and Shu-Chen Kuo and Szu-yuan Li and Der-Cherng Tarng and Chih-Yu Yang and Wu-chang Yang and S R Ou and Yung-Tai Chen},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2014},
  volume={130 19},
  pages={1684-91}
}
BACKGROUND Substantial infective endocarditis (IE)-related morbidity and mortality may occur even after successful treatment. However, no previous study has explored long-term hard end points (ie, stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure, cardiovascular death) in addition to all-cause mortality in IE survivors. METHODS AND RESULTS A nationwide population-based cohort study was conducted among IE survivors identified with the use of the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database… CONTINUE READING
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