Chapter 15. Valvular Heart Disease

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Andrew T. Elder

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch15

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Elder, A. T. (2009) Valvular Heart Disease, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. Medicine of Geriatrics, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • valvular heart disease;
  • infective endocarditis - affecting previously normal or abnormal native or prosthetic valves;
  • prevention of endocarditis;
  • modified Duke criteria - standard criteria for diagnosis;
  • recommended antimicrobial regimes in infective endocarditis;
  • embolic complications in endocarditis;
  • prevention of thromboembolism;
  • prevention of progression of degenerative valvular disease


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Infective endocarditis

  • Prevention of endocarditis

  • Diagnosis and treatment of endocarditis

  • Prevention of thromboembolism

  • Prevention of progression of degenerative valvular disease

  • References