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Endocarditis - Diagnosis and Treatment

Peter Magnusson

Karolinska Institute

A researcher in cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure, and cardiac devices, awarded his medical degree from Lund University, affiliated with Karolinska Institute, Uppsala University. Dr. Magnusson has worked as a Senior Consultant in Cardiology for the Univerity of Gävle for over 17 years and has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles.


Payam Behzadi

Islamic Azad University, Tehran

A researcher with a focus on Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Mycology, and Microbiology, with over 70 publications, and 20 books edited, awarded his Ph.D. from the Baqiyatallah University and acting Editorial Board Member for Scitechnol publisher.

Jo Ann LeQuang

NEMA Research, Inc.

Jo Ann LeQuang is the Publication Planner of Opioid Consulting Educational Solutions, affiliated with Eckerd College, author of over 100 scientific and medical publications, with a current focus on medical communications for peer-to-peer education and patient training. Dr. LeQuang is the owner of LeQ Medical, a medical communications company.

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Joseph V. Pergolizzi

Nema Research (United States)

A researcher with a focus on acute and chronic pain in adults, drug discovery, anesthesia, and critical care, with more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Pergolizzi was the co-founder and chairman of the board for the Association of Chronic Pain Patients, a member of the board of directors and treasurer for the COPE, co-founder and director of research at the International Pain Research and Treatment Foundation, and a member of the board of directors of the National Institute of Pain.


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Endocarditis is a potentially life-threatening heart disease that affects valves and even the myocardium. Unfortunately, the diagnosis is often delayed due to vague, unspecific, clinical symptoms and history. Increased awareness is important and imaging technologies, laboratory markers, and history is crucial for a definite diagnosis. A suspected and confirmed diagnosis often relies on multidisciplinary collaboration between several specialties including cardiology, infectious disease, thoracic surgery, intensive care, and imaging specialties. Treatment with antibiotics is often long-term and in the event of devices, the complete system has to be removed as a general rule. The increasing number of cardiac devices has highlighted the importance of optimal proactive care to diminish the risk for infections. Moreover, new treatment practice has been advocated in selected cases. This book will cover a comprehensive summary of endocarditis based on current evidence-based medicine.

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Date completed: March 24th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 17th 2022

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Peter Magnusson

Karolinska Institute

Dr. Peter Magnusson earned his MD from Lund University, Sweden, and his Ph.D. from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. His scientific work mainly involves cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, and implantable cardiac devices. Dr. Magnusson is a renowned speaker and leader of educational activities for diverse groups of professionals.

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