Current features of infective endocarditis in elderly patients: results of the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Prospective Cohort Study.
Department of Cardiothoracic and Respiratory Sciences, Università di Napoli II, Naples, Italy.
- Published Article
Archives of internal medicine
- Publication Date
Oct 27, 2008
In this large prospective study, increasing age emerges as a major determinant of the clinical characteristics of IE. Lower rates of surgical treatment and high mortality are the most prominent features of elderly patients with IE. Efforts should be made to prevent health care-associated acquisition and improve outcomes in this major subgroup of patients with IE.
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