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
    3. Sana Arif, Larry M. Baddour, M. Rizwan Sohail
      Pages 187-205
    4. Isidre Vilacosta, Carmen Olmos Blanco, Cristina Sarriá Cepeda, Javier López Díaz, Carlos Ferrera Durán, José Alberto San Román Calvar
      Pages 207-222
    5. Patrizio Lancellotti
      Pages 223-229
    6. Joey Mike Kuijpers, Berto J. Bouma, Barbara J. M. Mulder
      Pages 231-244
    7. Pierre-Edouard Fournier, George Watt, Paul N. Newton, Cristiane C. Lamas, Pierre Tattevin, Didier Raoult
      Pages 245-258
    8. Christine Selton-Suty, Olivier Huttin, François Goehringer, Luc Frimat
      Pages 259-271
  8. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Jean-Paul Casalta, Frederique Gouriet, Gilbert Habib, Didier Raoult
      Pages 275-279
    3. Alberto Riberi, Fréderic Collart
      Pages 281-294
  9. Prevention and Prophylaxis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
  10. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 323-330

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32430-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32432-6
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