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Infective Endocarditis

Nandan S. Anavekar, M. Rizwan Sohail and Joseph G. Murphy

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199915712.003.1614

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Infective Endocarditis

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Infective endocarditis is an infection on the endocardial surface of the heart, usually affecting the heart valves, a congenital heart shunt, or an intravascular device. This chapter reviews the epidemiology, pathogenesis, organ system manifestations, clinical manifestations, and therapeutic approach for endocarditis. Endocarditis prophylaxis and infections related to cardiovascular devices are also reviewed.

Chapter.  10822 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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