The Changing Epidemiology of Infective Endocarditis in the Twenty-First Century

@article{Ambrosioni2017TheCE,
  title={The Changing Epidemiology of Infective Endocarditis in the Twenty-First Century},
  author={J. Ambrosioni and M. Hern{\'a}ndez-Meneses and A. T{\'e}llez and J. Peric{\`a}s and C. Falces and Jm. Tolosana and B. Vidal and M. Almela and E. Quintana and J. Llopis and A. Moreno and J. Mir{\'o} and the Hospital Clinic Infective Endocarditis Investigators},
  journal={Current Infectious Disease Reports},
  year={2017},
  volume={19},
  pages={1-10}
}
Purpose of the ReviewInfective endocarditis (IE) is a relatively infrequent infectious disease. It does, however, causes serious morbidity, and its mortality rate has remained unchanged at approximately 25%. Changes in IE risk factors have deeply impacted its epidemiology during recent decades but literature from low-income countries is very scarce. Moreover, prophylaxis guidelines have recently changed and the impact on IE incidence is still unknown.Recent FindingsIn high-income countries, the… Expand
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