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Endocarditis

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

Copyright year: 2012

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21322 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

12 Dimensions Citations

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1. An Overview on Endocarditis

By Breijo-Marquez and M. Pardo Rios

1760

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2. Infective Endocarditis in the Elderly

By Lucy Miller and Jim George

2000

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3. Pathogenesis of Endocarditis – Bacteraemia of Oral Origin

By Inmaculada Tomás-Carmona and M. Álvarez-Fernández

1438

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

By Steven W. Kerrigan and Dermot Cox

1557

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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

1714

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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

1982

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7. Ocular Complications of Endocarditis

By Ozlem Sahin

6501

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8. Radiology in Infective Endocarditis

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

4370

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