What is the incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) in the US?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In the United States, the 2009 incidence of IE was approximately 12.7 cases per 100,000 persons per year. [27] The age-adjusted hospital admission rate has increased 2.4% annually from 1998-2009. This rate has risen significantly from that of the previous 50 years (2-4 cases per 100,000 persons per year). [28] The incidence of IE in other countries is similar to that in the United States. From 1998-2009, the proportion of patients with intracardiac devices increased from 13.3% to 18.9%, while the proportion of cases with a background of HIV infection or HIV drug abuse fell.


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