chronic endocarditis

chronic endocarditis

Etymology: Gk, chronos, time, endon, within, kardia, heart, itis, inflammation
persistent inflammation of the endocardium that usually follows an attack of acute endocarditis, syphilis, or an atheroma. It frequently involves the cardiac valves, making them incompetent. Also called valvular endocarditis.
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We defined cause of death as "cardiac" if the ICD-5 codes for either cause included pericarditis (090), acute endocarditis (091), chronic endocarditis (092), myocardial disease (093), coronary artery diseases (094), and other disease of the heart (095).
A diagnosis of chronic endocarditis was made when a patient had an IgG phase I titer [greater than or equal to] 1:800 (20).

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