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Hospital Acquired Infective Endocarditis Criteria

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with infective endocarditis to determine if the infection could be hospital-acquired based on the criteria of Ben-Ami et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

I33

Description:

Ben-Ami et al proposed modifying the criteria for hospital-acquired infective endocarditis to include cases that occur within 6 months of a previous hospitalization during which an invasive procedure was performed. The authors are from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.

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