Quantifying infective endocarditis risk in patients with predisposing cardiac conditions.

  title={Quantifying infective endocarditis risk in patients with predisposing cardiac conditions.},
  author={Martin H. Thornhill and Simon A Jones and Bernard D. Prendergast and Larry Baddour and John Boyd Chambers and Peter B. Lockhart and Mark J. Dayer},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={39 7},
Aims There are scant comparative data quantifying the risk of infective endocarditis (IE) and associated mortality in individuals with predisposing cardiac conditions. Methods and results English hospital admissions for conditions associated with increased IE risk were followed for 5 years to quantify subsequent IE admissions. The 5-year risk of IE or dying during an IE admission was calculated for each condition and compared with the entire English population as a control. Infective… CONTINUE READING
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