Prevalence of infective endocarditis in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: the value of screening with echocardiography.

@article{Rasmussen2011PrevalenceOI,
  title={Prevalence of infective endocarditis in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: the value of screening with echocardiography.},
  author={Rasmus Vedby Rasmussen and Ulla H\ost and Magnus Arpi and Christian Hassager and Helle Krogh Johansen and Eva Korup and Henrik C. Sch\onheyder and Jens Berning and Sabine Ute Alice Gill and Flemming Rosenvinge and Vance G. Fowler and Jacob Eifer M\oller and Robert L Skov and Carsten Toftager Larsen and Thomas Hansen and Shan Mard and Jesper Smit and Paal Skytt Andersen and Niels Eske Bruun},
  journal={European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={414-20}
}
AIMS Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis (IE) is a critical medical condition associated with a high morbidity and mortality. In the present study, we prospectively evaluated the importance of screening with echocardiography in an unselected S. aureus bacteraemia (SAB) population. METHODS AND RESULTS From 1 January 2009 to 31 August 2010, a total of 244 patients with SAB at six Danish hospitals underwent screening echocardiography. The inclusion rate was 73% of all eligible patients… CONTINUE READING
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