Infective endocarditis is a life-threatening diseasewith substantial
morbidity and mortality (20% or more) despite
improved techniques to aid diagnosis and modern antibiotics
and surgical therapies. It affects individuals with
underlying structural cardiac defects who develop bacteremia,
often as a result of dental, gastrointestinal, genitourinary,
respiratory, or cardiac invasive/surgical procedures.
Most organ systems can be involved and the manner
in which infective endocarditis may present to doctors in a
variety of specialties demands that they be made aware of
infective endocarditis as a potential diagnosis warranting
prompt specialist investigation and treatment.
This illustrated book aims to present the clinical
manifestations—both cardiac and extracardiac, the diagnostic
techniques currently used in clinical practice, the
range of microorganisms that are responsible, and the
clinical scenarios that are often associated with initiating
bacteremia. The guidelines for prophylactic antibiotic
therapy to prevent infective endocarditis following dental
or invasive/surgical procedures and the medical treatment
indicated for both native and prosthetic valve endocarditis
are presented in detail. Finally, the indications, timing, and
outcomeof cardiac surgical intervention and prognosis are
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