The first up-to-date source on the subject in more than a decade, this authoritative and all-encompassing guide summarizes the latest findings on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of infective endocarditis. Written by a world recognized expert with more than 35 years of experience in the field, this reference focuses on the impact of staphylococci as causative organisms and their relationship to a variety of intravascular devices ranging from intravenous catheters to intracardiac defibrillators.
Epidemiology of Infective Endocarditis. Microbiology of Infective Endocarditis and Clinical Correlates: Gram-positive Organisms. Microbiology of Infective Endocarditis and Clinical Correlates: Gram-negative and Other Organisms. Pathology. Pathoanatomical, Pathophysiological and Clinical Correlations.Clinical Manifestations of Native Valve Endocarditis. Endocarditis in Intravenous Drug Abusers. Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis.
Infective Endocarditis of Intracardiac Devices. Nosocomial and Healthcare Associated Infective Endocarditis. Infective Endocarditis of Immunocompromised Patients. Diagnosis I. Diagnosis-Echocardiography II. Medical Management of Infective Endocarditis. Surgical Management of Infective Endocarditis. Prophylaxis. Mimics of Infective Endocarditis