Infective endocarditis

Gilbert Habib and Franck Thuny

in The EAE Textbook of Echocardiography

Published on behalf of © European Society of Cardiology

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199599639
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199602209 | DOI:
Infective endocarditis

Show Summary Details


Echocardiography plays a key role in the assessment of infective endocarditis. It is useful for the diagnosis of endocarditis, the assessment of severity of the disease, the prediction of short-term and long-term prognosis, the prediction of embolic risk, the management of the complications of endocarditis, and the follow-up of patients under specific antibiotic therapy.

The ‘Guidelines on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infective endocarditis’ of the European Society of Cardiology and the ‘Recommendations for the practice of echocardiography in infective endocarditis’ of the European Association for Echocardiography recently underlined the value and limitations of echocardiography in infective endocarditis, and gave clear recommendations for the optimal use of both transthoracic echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography in infective endocarditis.

Chapter.  5680 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine ; Radiology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.