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Edited by Francisco Ramón Breijo-Márquez

University of Massachusetts Boston, United States of America

Endocarditis is a disease that occurs as a result of the inflammation of the endocardium. It is an inflammatory process located in the inner lining of the cardiac chambers and native or prosthetic valves. It is characterized by colonization or invasion of the heart valve vegetations composed of platelets forming, fibrin and microcolonies of microorganisms, and occasionally of inflammatory cells. Other structures may also be affected, such as the interventricular septum, chordae tendineae, the mural endocardium or even intra-cardiac implants. The book covers, with scientific rigour, the most prevalent causes and current treatments of endocarditis, as well as the cases when the organs remote from the heart are affected by this disease.

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EndocarditisEdited by Francisco Ramón Breijo-Márquez

Published: January 20th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1192

ISBN: 978-953-307-901-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6756-3

Copyright year: 2012

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23623 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

12 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. An Overview on Endocarditis

By Breijo-Marquez and M. Pardo Rios


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2. Infective Endocarditis in the Elderly

By Lucy Miller and Jim George


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3. Pathogenesis of Endocarditis – Bacteraemia of Oral Origin

By Inmaculada Tomás-Carmona and M. Álvarez-Fernández


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4. Platelet-Bacterial Interactions as Therapeutic Targets in Infective Endocarditis

By Steven W. Kerrigan and Dermot Cox


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5. NVS and Staphylococci in the Oral Cavity – A Cause of Infective Endocarditis

By Yuko Ohara-Nemoto, Shigenobu Kimura and Takayuki K. Nemoto


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6. Antibiotics Against Endocarditis – Past, Present and Future (Experimental Data)

By Cédric Jacqueline, Gilles Amador, Eric Batard, Virginie Le Mabecque, Gilles Potel and Jocelyne Caillon


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7. Ocular Complications of Endocarditis

By Ozlem Sahin


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8. Radiology in Infective Endocarditis

By C. Prados, C. Carpio, A. Santiago, I. Silva and R. Álvarez-Sala


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