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May 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:67–8 doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.020

Incidence and epidemiology of infective endocarditis from 2010 to 2017 in a rural UK hospital

Laura A Hughes, Andrew Epstein, Neeraj Prasad

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Introduction Infective endocarditis (IE) is a relatively rare disease; however, it is becoming increasingly common and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.1 A recent meta-analysis has revealed that the epidemiology of IE has evolved over the last five decades,2 with significant global variation. Several large epidemiological studies show that the incidence of IE is increasing, particularly in male and elderly patients.3-5 There have also been changes in the microbiology of IE with staphylococci overtaking streptococci as the most frequent causative organism.6 There are few recent studies describing the incidence or epidemio

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Risk of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes among patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation

December 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:158 doi:10.5837/bjc.2014.036

Risk of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes among patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation

Debra E Irwin, Michelle Johnson, Simon Hogan, Mark Davies, Chris Arden

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Introduction Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia characterised by uncoordinated activation of the atria. AF is a progressive disease and represents the most common serious disorder of cardiac rhythm. The incidence and prevalence of the disease increase progressively with age and is more common among men.1–5 AF is associated with higher mortality and cardiovascular (CV) morbidity.6–13 Specifically, AF is a recognised risk factor for stroke, with the proportion of strokes attributable to AF increasing exponentially with age.1,2,7,14–17 Although clinicians are most concerned about stroke risk among AF patients, c

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