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"Infective Endocarditis in Adults: Diagnosis, Antimicrobial Therapy, and Management of Complications (AHA)" (Endorsed by IDSA)

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Published: Circulation ; 2016 ; 134 : 1435 -1486

Abstract

Infective endocarditis is a potentially lethal disease that has undergone major changes in both host and pathogen. The epidemiology of infective endocarditis has become more complex with today’s myriad healthcare associated factors that predispose to infection. Moreover, changes in pathogen prevalence,in particular a more common staphylococcal origin, have affected outcomes, which have not improved despite medical and surgical advances.

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*AHA published a correction to the 2015 original guideline. See August 22, 2016 correction.

*For information on the timing of future updates of this guideline, please contact the AHA.

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