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Current features of infective endocarditis in elderly patients: results of the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Prospective Cohort Study.

Authors
  • Durante-Mangoni, Emanuele1
  • Bradley, Suzanne
  • Selton-Suty, Christine
  • Tripodi, Marie-Françoise
  • Barsic, Bruno
  • Bouza, Emilio
  • Cabell, Christopher H
  • Ramos, Auristela Isabel de Oliveira
  • Fowler, Vance Jr
  • Hoen, Bruno
  • Koneçny, Pam
  • Moreno, Asuncion
  • Murdoch, David
  • Pappas, Paul
  • Sexton, Daniel J
  • Spelman, Denis
  • Tattevin, Pierre
  • Miró, José M
  • van der Meer, Jan T M
  • Utili, Riccardo
  • 1 Department of Cardiothoracic and Respiratory Sciences, Università di Napoli II, Naples, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of internal medicine
Publication Date
Oct 27, 2008
Volume
168
Issue
19
Pages
2095–2103
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1001/archinte.168.19.2095
PMID: 18955638
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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