Contemporary Challenges in Endocarditis

Contemporary Challenges in Endocarditis
Contemporary Challenges in Endocarditis is published by in November 2016. This book has 169 pages in English, ISBN-13 9535127705.

This volume is dedicated to advances in the diagnostic testing, imaging, and recognition of the importance of a multidisciplinary management team; optimal therapies need to be individualized and considered in the ever-increasing body of scientific literature on this complex and difficult problem.

Endocarditis remains an elusive challenge for clinicians to master. As the population ages and their comorbidities increase, the risk of infecting cardiac structures – both native and, the ever-increasing use of, prosthetic support technology – also increases. In addition, the global epidemic of intravenous substance abuse has also resulted in a substantial increase in the number of infected patients. Fortunately, advances in the diagnostic testing, imaging, and recognition of the importance of a multidisciplinary management team have also contributed to advances in the care of these critically ill patients.

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