Infective endocarditis in French Polynesia: Epidemiology, treatments and outcomes.

Infective endocarditis in French Polynesia: Epidemiology, treatments and outcomes. Arch Cardiovasc Dis. 2020 Feb 15;: Authors: Blanchard V, Pagis B, Richaud R, Moronval F, Lutinier R, Gallais K, Le Goanvic C, Fontan A, Girardot S, Ah-Kang F, Atger O, Iung B, Lavie-Badie Y Abstract BACKGROUND: French Polynesia is a French overseas collectivity in the South Pacific Ocean, where data on infective endocarditis (IE) are lacking. AIMS: To investigate the epidemiology and outcomes of IE in French Polynesia. METHODS: All hospital records from consecutive patients hospitalized in Taaone Hospital, Tahiti, from 2015 to 2018, with an International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, separation diagnosis of IE (I330), were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: From 190 hospital charts reviewed, 105 patients with a final diagnosis of IE, confirmed according to the modified Duke criteria, were included. The median duration of follow-up was 71 days (interquartile range 18-163 days). The mean age was 55±17 years, and there were 68 men (65%). Thirty-five patients (33%) had a history of rheumatic carditis and 43 (41%) had a prosthetic valve. There were 40 (38%) cases of staphylococcal IE, 32 (30%) of streptococcal IE and six (6%) of enterococcal IE. Cardiogenic shock, septic shock and clinically relevant cerebral complications were strongly associated with death from any cause (hazard ratio [HR] 16.85, 95% confidence inter...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research

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