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Recent Advances in Infective Endocarditis

Edited by Steve W. Kerrigan

RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin

Endocarditis is an inflammation of the lining of the heart and valves. It can be due to a non-infectious cause but when the inflammation is associated with an infection, usually bacterial, it is known as infective endocarditis. It is typically characterized by the development of a large septic thrombus on one of the cardiac valves. As this thrombus grows, it can lead to valve failure or may fragment forming a septic embolus that is associated with high mortality if the target of the embolus is the brain, heart or lung. This book reviews multi-organ complications associated with Infective endocarditis including significant recent advances in molecular mechanisms underlying thrombus formation on the cardiac valve, anti-microbial treatment and surgery.

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Recent Advances in Infective EndocarditisEdited by Steve W. Kerrigan

Published: June 27th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46221

ISBN: 978-953-51-1169-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7169-0

Copyright year: 2013

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1. Complications of Endocarditis

By Yongping Wang and Aifeng Wang


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2. Platelet-Bacterial Interactions in the Pathogenesis of Infective Endocarditis — Part I: The Streptococcus

By Dorothea Tilley and Steven W. Kerrigan


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3. Platelet Bacterial Interactions in the Pathogenesis of Infective Endocarditis — Part II: The Staphylococcus

By Steven W. Kerrigan


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4. History of Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Protocols for Infective Endocarditis Secondary to Dental Procedures

By Inmaculada Tomás and Maximiliano Álvarez-Fernández


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5. Surgical Management of Infective Endocarditis

By Nicholas Kang and Warren Smith


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6. New Treatment Modalities for Ocular Complications of Endocarditis

By Ozlem Sahin


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