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Over the past several years the clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of infective endocarditis have changed—for example, the patients as a group are older; rheumatic heart disease is less commonly a predisposing factor; and disease in addicts, fungal endocarditis, and prosthetic valve endocarditis are common problems. The editor of this multiauthored volume, which is part of Clinical Cardiology Monographs series, hopes that review of the recent changes in the spectrum of disease will result in better management of endocarditis. Topics include pathogenesis, the characteristics and consequences of endocarditis derived from morphologic studies, and the clinical features in infants, children, and adults.
Infective Endocarditis.. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:583. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-4-583_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(4):583.
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