Infective endocarditis in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices: Impact of comorbidities on outcome

Published: 4 July 2019
Author(s): Igor Diemberger, Stefano Lorenzetti, Marco Vitolo, Giuseppe Boriani
Issue: July 2019
Section: Letter to the Editor

We read with interest the paper by Armiñanzasa et al., recently published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine [1]. The authors provided an important analysis of a large, prospectively collected, cohort of patients with possible/definite infective endocarditis enrolled in the Spanish Collaboration on Endocarditis—Grupo de Apoyo al Manejo de la Endocarditis infecciosa en España (GAMES) registry maintained by 39 Spanish hospitals from January 2008 to April 2015. According to this analysis an age ≥ 80 years, a Charlson Comorbidity Index score ≥ 3, and absence of surgical reparation, were independent predictors of mortality.