Endocarditis Registry of the University Hospital of Cologne (ER-UHC)
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As recommended in the Guidelines on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infective endocarditis (IE) patients with IE should be evaluated and managed by a multispecialty team including an cardiologist, infectious disease specialist, and cardiac surgeon. Our registry is a prospective, national registry of patients with IE. From January 2013 data from endocarditis board were prospectively recorded using standard definitions during the hospitalization. Patient demographics, clinical, laboratory, and imaging data at the time of IE diagnosis, as well as treatment outcomes were entered into the ER-UHC database.
Condition or disease
The primary endpoint will be the 1 year all-cause mortality after treatment begins of IE. We will use 1 year all-cause mortality as the primary endpoint because it has been demonstrated that a period of at least 6 months is necessary to offset the early postoperative mortality related to valve surgery. We also looked at all-cause in-hospital mortality as a secondary endpoint.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 100 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Adult patients with definitive IE
All patients with patients with definitive infective endocarditis