Chapter 57. Diagnosis and Management of Infective Endocarditis
- Salim Yusuf1,
- John A Cairns2,
- A John Camm3,
- Ernest L Fallen4 and
- Bernard J Gersh5
Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
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Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition
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Durack, D. T. and Towns, M. L. (2002) Diagnosis and Management of Infective Endocarditis, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch57
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada
Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK
Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada
Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
- Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
- Published Print: 20 NOV 2002
Print ISBN: 9780727916990
Online ISBN: 9780470986882
- infective endocarditis (IE);
- blood cultures;
- transesophageal echocardiography;
- superior sensitivity;
- transthoracic M-mode echocardiography (TTE)
This chapter contains sections titled:
What are the optimal blood culture techniques required to diagnose infective endocarditis?
Should transesophageal echocardiography be performed in all patients with suspected infective endocarditis?
How can the diagnosis of suspected IE be confirmed?
Can IE be cured with bacteriostatic antimicrobials?
Should combinations of antimicrobials be used to treat IE?
What is the optimal duration of treatment for IE?
What are the main indications for surgical intervention during management of IE?
What is the correct timing for valve replacement during management of IE?
Can IE be prevented?