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[Correspondence] Infective endocarditis and antibiotic prophylaxis

We read with interest the Article by Mark Dayer and colleagues1 and the Comment by Xavier Duval and Bruno Hoen,2 and agree with several of their interpretations. We provide an update to our previous analysis of elderly (>65 years) Medicare beneficiaries (figure). Consistent with our previous analysis,3 we observed a continued decline in the rate of admissions to hospital with infective endocarditis among elderly Medicare beneficiaries.