Infective Endocarditis: How Do We Currently Interpret the Duke Minor Criterion "Predisposing Heart Condition" in Native Valves?

Büchi, Annina Elisabeth; Hoffmann, Mario; Zbinden, Stephan; Sendi, Parham (2017). Infective Endocarditis: How Do We Currently Interpret the Duke Minor Criterion "Predisposing Heart Condition" in Native Valves? Cardiology and therapy, 6(1), pp. 121-128. Springer 10.1007/s40119-016-0074-2

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INTRODUCTION The term "predisposing heart condition" is used as an indication of antimicrobial prophylaxis to prevent infective endocarditis (IE) and as a criterion for diagnosing IE according to modified Duke criteria. The purpose of this survey was to elaborate clinician's knowledge and opinion on relevant heart conditions as a Duke minor criterion for the diagnosis of IE. METHODS A questionnaire was created that consisted of two knowledge and two opinion questions on the term predisposing heart condition. The survey included results from 318 questionnaires with responses from specialists in the field of internal medicine, infectious diseases, and cardiology. RESULTS The answers of what participants believed to be currently a Duke minor criterion and what they thought should be minor criterion were very distributed with a median accordance of 33%. CONCLUSION The survey indicates that there is significant uncertainty regarding what is encountered as a Duke minor criterion predisposing heart condition in a native valve.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

UniBE Contributor:

Büchi, Annina Elisabeth; Zbinden, Stephan and Sendi, Parham

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2193-8261

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annelies Luginbühl

Date Deposited:

06 Jan 2017 09:51

Last Modified:

30 May 2017 01:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s40119-016-0074-2

PubMed ID:

27888501

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Endocarditis; Risk assessment; Valvular heart disease

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.91185

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/91185

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