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Infective endocarditis

Jim Newton, Nikant Sabharwal, Saul Myerson, Steven Westaby and Bernard Prendergast

in Valvular Heart Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199559237
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726200 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199559237.003.0016

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Infective endocarditis

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Introduction - Epidemiology - Pathophysiology - Risk factors - Classification - Clinical signs - Clinical presentation - Diagnosis - Duke criteria - Differential diagnosis - Microbiology - Complications - Natural history and prognosis - General management - Empirical medical therapy - Antimicrobial therapy - Prosthetic valve infective endocarditis - Culture negative infective endocarditis - Right-sided infective endocarditis - Device-related infective endocarditis - Surgical therapy - Management of complications - Infective endocarditis prophylaxis - Algorithm for echocardiography in suspected infective endocarditis

Chapter.  8554 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine ; Infectious Diseases

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