Infective Endocarditis

  • Gilbert Habib
  • Maria Abellas-Sequeiros


Infective endocarditis (IE) is a changing disease, with new high-risk patients, new diagnostic procedures, new microorganisms involved and new therapeutic methods. The present chapter will update our knowledge in the field of infective endocarditis including new diagnostic strategies, the need to create an endocarditis team in reference centres, current guidelines concerning the management of these patients and the best way to prevent this deadly disease.


Endocarditis Valve disease Imaging Echocardiography Nuclear imaging Surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gilbert Habib
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maria Abellas-Sequeiros
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiology DepartmentAPHM, La Timone HospitalMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.IRD, APHM, MEPHI, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, Aix Marseille UniversityMarseilleFrance
  3. 3.Cardiology DepartmentHospital Universitario Ramon y CajalMadridSpain

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