Mortality from infective endocarditis: clinical predictors of outcome.
OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical markers available within the first 48 hours of admission that are associated with poor outcome in infective endocarditis. DESIGNS: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Teaching hospital. PATIENTS: 208 of 220 patients with infective endocarditis. METHODS: Consecutive patients with infective endocarditis presenting between 1981 and 1999 to a tertiary centre were studied. Clinical, echocardiographic, and haematological data recorded within 48 hours of admission we...Expand abstract
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