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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) | Factors for Infective Endocarditis

Purpose:

To identify a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) who is at increased risk for infective endocarditis based on the study of Spirito et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Cardiology

Objective:

risk factors, selection

ICD-10:

I33.0, I42.2

Description:

Spirito et al identified risk factors for infective endocarditis in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). A patient at risk may benefit from antibiotic prophylaxis before procedures associated with a high risk of endocarditis. The authors are from multiple hospitals in Italy.

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