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Table 1 General characteristics of the included 9 guidelines

From: An appraisal of clinical practice guidelines for the appropriate use of echocardiography for adult infective endocarditis—the timing and mode of assessment (TTE or TEE)

Guidelines identifier, Yeara Organization(s) responsible for guidelines development Target population Proportion of authors RWI AGREE II score, % Number of Echo recommendations Guideline status
AHA, 2015 American Heart Association Adult IE 4/16 (25.0%) 77 5 Strongly recommended
ESC, 2015 European Society of Cardiology IE 13/20 (65.0%) 75 10 Strongly recommended
BSAC, 2011 British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Adult IE 2/9 (22.2%) 54 7 Recommended
BSAC/BHRS, 2014 British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, British Heart Rhythm Society Infections related to ICED 4/12 (33.3%) 62 5 Strongly recommended
SEIMC, 2015 Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology IE caused by S.aureus 6/17 (35.3%) 53 5 Recommended
SSID, 2007 Swedish Society of Infectious Diseases IE 36 6 Recommended
CSC, 2015 Chinese Society of Cardiology Adult IE 39 9 Recommended
JCS, 2017 Japanese Circulation Society IE 7/24 (29.2%) 55 10 Recommended
NHAM, 2017 National Heart Association of Malaysia IE 0/13 (0%) 79 7 Strongly recommended
  1. IE infective endocarditis, ICED implantable cardiac electronic device, RWI the proportion of panel members with an industry relationship, AGREE II APPRAISAL OF GUIDELINES FOR RESEARCH & EVALUATION II
  2. a The guideline references were listed in Table S4
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