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Diagnosis and Management

  • Kwan-Leung Chan
  • John M. Embil

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Stuart Skinner, Beverly Wudel, Stephen E. Sanche
    Pages 49-65
  3. Donald C. Vinh, John M. Embil
    Pages 67-90
  4. James W. Tam, Nasir Shaikh, Bohdan Bybel, Davinder S. Jassal
    Pages 91-116
  5. Elsayed Elmistekawy, Vincent Chan, Thierry Mesana
    Pages 153-179
  6. Donald C. Vinh, John M. Embil
    Pages 181-280
  7. Yoav Keynan, Stephanie Smith, Thomas J. Marrie
    Pages 281-309
  8. Tamara Leah Remington, Karen Doucette
    Pages 311-331
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 397-412

About this book


This timely new edition provides an up-to-date approach to the diagnosis and management of endocarditis. Each chapter from the previous edition has been updated to deliver a critical analysis on information gathered from the most recent studies on the subject.

The current prophylaxis guidelines have been reviewed, along with the new diagnostic approaches in the detection of the disease, the proposed schemas to predict prognosis, and the new treatment strategies to improve the outcome of patients afflicted with this condition. 

Endocarditis: Diagnosis and Management, Second edition is relevant to all clinicians involved in the care of patients with this serious disease. It is a valuable resource for internists, infectious disease specialists, cardiologists, and cardiac surgeons alike.<


Endocarditis Prophylaxis Diagnostics Microbiology Echocardiography

Editors and affiliations

  • Kwan-Leung Chan
    • 1
  • John M. Embil
    • 2
  1. 1.Heart InstituteUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of MedicineHealth Sciences CentreWINNIPEGCanada

About the editors

Dr. Kwan Chan is a cardiologist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He earned a BSc, MSc and his medical degree from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dr. Chan was certified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine (1983) and Cardiology (1984). He is currently the Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory. His research interests include valvular heart disease, infective endocarditis and aortic diseases. He has a special interest in the application of ultrasound in the study of cardiac structure and function and has been actively involved in CME in this area.

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