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Prevention of infective endocarditis and clinical practice guidelines: From theory to real clinical practice.

      In spite of current diagnostic techniques and therapeutic approaches, infective endocarditis (IE) is still associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality [
      • Baddour L.M.
      • Wilson W.R.
      • Bayer A.S.
      • Fowler V.G.
      • Tleyjeh I.M.
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      • et al.
      Infective endocarditis in adults: diagnosis, antimicrobial therapy, and management of complications.
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