text contains the most relevant and up-to-date information on this fascinating
and challenging disease. It summarizes current knowledge of infective
endocarditis and presents clear recommendations about the best ways to diagnose
and treat patients with suspected or confirmed cases of the disease.
infective endocarditis is a cardiac disease that has long been recognised, it is
ever-changing, with varying epidemiology, an increasing number of nosocomial
cases, more atypical clinical presentations, new microorganisms, new diagnostic
techniques, and a persistent, severe prognosis.
Endocarditis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Imaging, Therapy, and Prevention represents the consensus opinion of a team of international
specialists on the diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis, many of
whom have been co-authors of American or European guidelines on the topic. This
is therefore a useful tool for many practitioners: cardiologists and cardiac
imagers, cardiac surgeons, echocardiographers, and specialists in internal
medicine, neurology, and infectious diseases.