Infective Endocarditis

Infective Endocarditis

A Multidisciplinary Approach

1st Edition - November 28, 2021

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  • Editor: Arman Kilic
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128206577
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128208977

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Infective Endocarditis: A Multidisciplinary Approach provides a comprehensive review of infective endocarditis and covers the entire spectrum of medical care for these challenging patients. It covers the ever-increasing scope of the problem, including epidemiology, as well as diagnostic work-up, microbiology, medical therapy, and surgical therapy for this disease. The book also addresses the opioid epidemic and rising infective endocarditis incidence in this population. Each type of practitioner can use this book as a definitive resource in reviewing aspects of care related to the endocarditis patient. This book will also serve as an updated resource to provide recent evidence regarding the management of these patients, as well as author perspectives and approaches to tackling the often complex and challenging issues revolving around care of the endocarditis patient. This is an essential reference and an authoritative source for infective endocarditis and provide physicians, nurses, social workers, and everyone who is routinely involved in the care of these patients.

Key Features

  • Provides a thorough, yet concise review from a multidisciplinary perspective on the work-up and management of infective endocarditis
  • Presents updated reviews on evidence and current guidelines for treating patients with infective endocarditis
  • Provides discussion on controversial aspects of management, both medical and ethical


Clinicians that routinely take care of patients with endocarditis, cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, primary care physicians, intensive care unit physicians, and psychiatrists. Ancillary staff including nurses as well as hospital administrators may have an interest in this authoritative textbook as well

Table of Contents

  • 1. Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Infective Endocarditis
    2. General Approach to the Clinical Diagnosis of Infective Endocarditis
    3. Microbiology of Infective Endocarditis
    4. Echocardiography in Infective Endocarditis
    5. Other imaging in the assessment of infective endocarditis
    6. Prophylaxis and Prevention of Infective Endocarditis
    7. Antimicrobial Therapy in Infective Endocarditis
    8. Preoperative Care of the Critically Ill Endocarditis Patient
    9. Neuro Complications of Infective Endocarditis
    10. Psychiatric Considerations in Patients with Intravenous Drug Use and Endocarditis
    11. Endocarditis Related to Cardiovascular Implantable Devices
    12. Outpatient Follow-Up and Management
    13. Timing and Indications for Surgery
    14. Surgery for Right-Sided Infective Endocarditis
    15. Surgery for Native Mitral Valve Endocarditis
    16. Surgery for Native Aortic Valve Endocarditis
    17. Surgery for Aortic Root Abscesses
    18. Complex Multivalve Operations for Infective Endocarditis
    19. Re-operative Surgery for Prosthetic Endocarditis
    20. Timing of Surgical Intervention Following Acute Stroke from Infective Endocarditis
    21. Ethical Controversies Related to the Care of an Intravenous Drug Abuser with Endocarditis
    22. Multidisciplinary Service Delivery for the Endocarditis Patient
    23. Future Directions in Infective Endocarditis

Product details

  • No. of pages: 380
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: November 28, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128206577
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128208977

About the Editor

Arman Kilic

Arman Kilic, MD, is Director, Surgical Quality and Analytics for University of Pittsburgh Division of Cardiac Surgery, and Co-Director, Center for Cardiovascular Outcomes and Innovation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Kilic works on a national task force for artificial intelligence and machine learning in cardiac surgery and has extensive collaboration with internationally renowned machine learning experts at Carnegie Mellon University, the #1 ranked machine learning program according to U.S. News & World Report. He has a vast network of national and international colleagues who can collaborate on this project and contribute as authors of chapters. Dr. Kilic has 158 peer-reviewed publications, 14 book chapters, and 111 meeting presentations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Surgical Quality and Analytics for University of Pittsburgh Division of Cardiac Surgery, USA

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