Endocarditis

Diagnosis and Management

Editors: Chan, Kwan-Leung, Embil, John M. (Eds.)

  • Only up-to-date clinically oriented textbook available for the diagnosis and management of endocarditis
  • Well-structured and easy to follow format presenting clinically relevant critical analysis of recent studies
  • Illustrated throughout
  • Written by an author drawing on over 20 years of experience in his field
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About this book

Despite advances in medical and surgical treatments, infective endocarditis continues to be an important clinical problem. It has an in-hospital mortality of 10–20%, and many patients will require valve surgery during long-term follow-up. Diagnosis is difficult since it is based on a range of findings, none of which alone are pathognomonic. Often unequivocal diagnosis can be made only at surgery or autopsy.

Endocarditis: Diagnosis and Management provides a comprehensive review of the diagnosis and management of endocarditis. It is structured in a practical format and designed to be easy to follow, clinically relevant and evidence based, with emphasis on the key clinical points. These key points are listed in each chapter for quick review.

The Editors and their Contributors provide a comprehensive review of the basic principles of the management of endocarditis. They present the clinical principles supporting effective diagnosis and both medical and surgical treatment approaches. They also focus on difficult clinical scenarios frequently encountered in these patients, each of which are supplemented by a carefully chosen representative case study.

This book is an important resource for clinical information on the diagnosis and management of endocarditis which is vital to all cardiologists, emergency medicine practitioners and intensivists likely to be involved in the care of these patients.

About the authors

Dr. Kwan Chan is a cardiologist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He earned a BSc, MSc and his medical degree from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dr. Chan was certified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine (1983) and Cardiology (1984). He is currently the Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory. His research interests include valvular heart disease, infective endocarditis and aortic diseases. He has a special interest in the application of ultrasound in the study of cardiac structure and function and has been actively involved in CME in this area.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Changing Populations: The Elderly, Injection Drug Users, Health-Care-Associated and Immunocompromised Patients

    Physician Yasmin Maor MD, Ethan Rubinstein MD

    Pages 23-35

  • Surgical Management: Indications and Technical Issues

    Chief of Cardiac Surgery Thierry G. Mesana MD, PhD, Bijan Jahangiri MD

    Pages 105-119

  • Treatment of Native Valve Endocarditis: General Principles and Therapy for Specific Organisms

    Donald C. Vinh MD, John M. Embil BSc (Hon), MD, FRCPC, FACP

    Pages 121-183

  • Prosthetic Valve and Other Cardiovascular Device-Related Endocarditis

    Subspeciality Resident Wendy Sligl MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor Karen Doucette MD, FRCPC

    Pages 201-213

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eBook $229.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6109-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Endocarditis
Book Subtitle
Diagnosis and Management
Editors
  • Kwan-Leung Chan
  • John M. Embil
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-453-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-453-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6109-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 258
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