Objective. To investigate etiology of infective endocarditis in Russian Federation.
Materials and Methods. Multicenter prospective (September 2011 to December 2013) and retrospective (January 2006 – September 2011) studies to investigate etiology of infective endocarditis (IE) were performed at medical institutions in 10 Russian cities. Patients with definite or possible diagnosis of IE who have at least 1 blood culture collected were enrolled in the study.
Results. A total of 401 patients with IE were included in the analysis: 161 (40.