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Infective Endocarditis

Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Imaging, Therapy, and Prevention

  • Gilbert Habib

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Definition and Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Imad M. Tleyjeh, Aref A. Bin Abdulhak
      Pages 3-13
  3. Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
  4. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Jean-Paul Casalta, Frederique Gouriet, Sophie Edouard, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Hubert Lepidi, Didier Raoult
      Pages 31-36
    3. Maria Teresa Gonzàlez-Alujas, Artur Evangelista Masip
      Pages 37-50
    4. Paola Anna Erba, Martina Sollini, Roberto Boni, Elena Lazzeri
      Pages 51-79
  5. Prognostic Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Isidre Vilacosta, Carmen Olmos Blanco, Cristina Sarriá Cepeda, Javier López Díaz, Carlos Ferrera Durán, David Vivas Balcones et al.
      Pages 89-103
  6. Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Bradley Hayley, Kwan Leung Chan
      Pages 123-136
    3. Ulrika Snygg-Martin
      Pages 149-168
  7. Specific Situations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Sylvestre Marechaux, Christophe Tribouilloy
      Pages 171-186

About this book


This text contains the most relevant and up-to-date information on this fascinating and challenging disease. It summarizes current knowledge of infective endocarditis and presents clear recommendations about the best ways to diagnose and treat patients with suspected or confirmed cases of the disease.

Although infective endocarditis is a cardiac disease that has long been recognised, it is ever-changing, with varying epidemiology, an increasing number of nosocomial cases, more atypical clinical presentations, new microorganisms, new diagnostic techniques, and a persistent, severe prognosis.

Infective Endocarditis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Imaging, Therapy, and Prevention represents the consensus opinion of a team of international specialists on the diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis, many of whom have been co-authors of American or European guidelines on the topic. This is therefore a useful tool for many practitioners: cardiologists and cardiac imagers, cardiac surgeons, echocardiographers, and specialists in internal medicine, neurology, and infectious diseases.


Infective Endocarditis Epidemiology Pathophysiology Diagnostics Cardiology Infection

Editors and affiliations

  • Gilbert Habib
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiology DepartmentHôpital La TimoneMarseilleFrance

About the editors

Dr Gilbert Habib is the chair of the Cardiology Department (heart failure, valvular heart disease) and the Director of the echocardiographic laboratory at la Timone Marseille Hospital.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Infective Endocarditis
  • Book Subtitle Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Imaging, Therapy, and Prevention
  • Editors Gilbert Habib
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-32430-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81283-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-32432-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 330
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Infectious Diseases
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