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Contemporary Challenges in Endocarditis

Edited by Michael S. Firstenberg

William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance

Endocarditis remains an elusive challenge for clinicians to master. As the population ages and their comorbidities increase, the risk of infecting cardiac structures - both native and, the ever-increasing use of, prosthetic support technology - also increases. In addition, the global epidemic of intravenous substance abuse has also resulted in a substantial increase in the number of infected patients. Fortunately, advances in the diagnostic testing, imaging, and recognition of the importance of a multidisciplinary management team have also contributed to advances in the care of these critically ill patients. Nevertheless, optimal therapies need to be individualized and considered in the ever-increasing body of scientific literature on this complex and difficult problem.

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Contemporary Challenges in EndocarditisEdited by Michael S. Firstenberg

Published: November 9th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/62550

ISBN: 978-953-51-2770-3

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2769-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7323-6

Copyright year: 2016

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17264 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Endocarditis - A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge

By Michael S. Firstenberg


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2. Antibiotic Prophylactic Regimens for Infective Endocarditis in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures

By Miguel Castro, Javier Álvarez, Javier F. Feijoo, Marcio Diniz, Lucía García-Caballero, Pedro Diz and Jacobo Limeres


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3. Epidemiology of Infective Endocarditis

By Fabian Andres Giraldo Vallejo


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4. Advanced Echocardiography for the Diagnosis and Management of Infective Endocarditis

By John F. Sedgwick and Gregory M. Scalia


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5. Ocular Manifestations of Endocarditis

By Cheima Wathek and Riadh Rannen


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6. Culture Negative Endocarditis: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

By Marion J. Skalweit


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7. Infective Endocarditis in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients in Developing Countries: What is the Real Problem?

By Díaz-García Héctor Rafael, Contreras-de la Torre Nancy Anabel, Alemán-Villalobos Alfonso, Carrillo-Galindo María de Jesús, Gómez- Jiménez Olivia Berenice, Esparza-Beléndez Edgar, Ramírez-Rosales Gladys Eloísa, Portilla-d Buen Eliseo and Arreola-Torres Ramón


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8. Septic Embolism: A Potentially Devastating Complication of Infective Endocarditis

By Thomas R. Wojda, Kristine Cornejo, Andrew Lin, Anthony Cipriano, Sudip Nanda, Jose D. Amortegui, Barbara T. Wojda and Stanislaw P. Stawicki


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