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Influence of referral bias on the apparent clinical spectrum of infective endocarditis.

Authors
  • Steckelberg, J M
  • Melton, L J 3rd
  • Ilstrup, D M
  • Rouse, M S
  • Wilson, W R
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Medicine
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1990
Volume
88
Issue
6
Pages
582–588
Identifiers
PMID: 2346159
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The clinical spectrum of infective endocarditis may be distorted by referral. The increased risk of endocarditis in the elderly underscores the importance of adherence to recommendations for prophylaxis in this patient population.

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