Infective Endocarditis in Childhood: 2015 Update

Published: September 15, 2015

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  • This scientific statement is an update of the 2002 AHA statement "Unique Features of Infective Endocarditis in Childhood."
  • The increased survival of children with congenital heart disease and the related complex surgeries using prosthetic materials have changed the epidemiology and microbiology of infective endocarditis.
  • Outpatient management now includes home intravenous therapy for select patients.