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Recent Advances in Infective Endocarditis

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

Copyright year: 2013

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1. Complications of Endocarditis

By Yongping Wang and Aifeng Wang

1311

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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

1369

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

By Steven W. Kerrigan

912

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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

1354

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6. New Treatment Modalities for Ocular Complications of Endocarditis

By Ozlem Sahin

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