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Advanced Concepts in Endocarditis

Edited by Michael S. Firstenberg

William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance

Endocarditis is a disease process that involves an infection of the heart, cardiac structures, or implantable cardiac support devices and can be a difficult clinical problem. As patients get older and have more comorbidities, their risks for infection increase. In addition, the growing problem of intravenous substance abuse has led to a considerable increase in these patients developing endocarditis. Advances in medical technology have facilitated diagnosis and management, particularly with greater emphasis on early surgical intervention. Nevertheless, success requires a team approach and individualization of care in the setting of very complex medical, surgical, and ethical problems. The goal of this book is to illustrate some of the evolving challenges and controversies in managing these very complex and often extremely sick patients.

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Advanced Concepts in EndocarditisEdited by Michael S. Firstenberg

Published: September 12th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71280

ISBN: 978-1-78923-627-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-626-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-549-3

Copyright year: 2018

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11046 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

12 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Introduction to Advanced Concepts in Endocarditis

By Michael S. Firstenberg


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2. The Role of Modern-Era Echocardiography in Identification of Cardiac Risk Factors for Infective Endocarditis

By John F. Sedgwick and Gregory M. Scalia


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3. Endocarditis Caused by Abiotrophia and Granulicatella Species

By Gul Madison, Reshma Golamari and Priyanka Bhattacharya


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4. Blood Culture-Negative Endocarditis

By Mio Ebato


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5. Prediction of Embolic Events in Infective Endocarditis Using Echocardiography

By Luminita Iliuta


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6. Surgical Management of Mitral Valve Endocarditis

By Fabian Andres Giraldo Vallejo


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7. Surgical Treatment for Tricuspid Valve Infective Endocarditis

By Takashi Murashita


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8. Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis

By Ahmed Fayaz, Medhat Reda Nashy, Sarah Eapen and Michael S. Firstenberg


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9. The Ethics in Repeat Heart Valve Replacement Surgery

By Julie M. Aultman, Emanuela Peshel, Cyril Harfouche and Michael S. Firstenberg


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10. Septic Embolism in Endocarditis: Anatomic and Pathophysiologic Considerations

By Vikas Yellapu, Daniel Ackerman, Santo Longo and Stanislaw P. Stawicki


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11. Left Ventricular Assist Device Infections

By Marion J. Skalweit


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