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Infective Endocarditis (Guidelines on Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of)

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Infective Endocarditis
Cardiovascular Surgery
Valvular Heart Diseases
Guidelines version available to download
Published in 2009
Reference European Heart Journal (2009) 30, 2369–2413; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehp285
Published in
Reference Essential Messages - IE
Published in
Reference IE Pocket Guidelines
  • PDA
  • Published in
    Reference Download the PDA Version
    Published in 2012
    Reference Guidelines Slide set on Infective Endocarditis
    Published in
    Reference CME Questions - Infective Endocarditis

    Gilbert Habib (Chairperson); Bruno Hoen; Pilar Tornos; Franck Thuny; Bernard Prendergast; Isidre Vilacosta; Philippe Moreillon; Manuel de Jesus Antunes; Ulf Thilen; John Lekakis; Maria Lengyel; Ludwig Muller; Christoph K. Naber; Petros Nihoyannopoulos; Anton Moritz; Jose Luis Zamorano

    Table of contents: Full Text (ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines)

    Table of contents: Full Text (ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines)

    A to H

    • Preamble
    • Justification of the problem
    • Epidemiology
    • Pathophysiology
    • Preventive measures
    • Diagnosis
    • Prognosis assessment at admission

    I. Complications & indications for surgery in left-sided native valve IE

    • Indications and optimal timing for surgery
    • Principles, methods, and immediate results of surgery

    J. Other complications of infective endocarditis

    • Neurological complications, antithrombotic therapy
    • Other complications (infectious aneurysm, acute renal failure, rheumatic complications, splenic abcess, myocarditis pericarditis

    K. Outcome after discharge & long term prognosis

    • Recurrences, relapses and reinfections
    • Heart failure and need for valve surgery
    • Long term mortality

    L. Specific situations

    • Prosthetic valve endocarditis
    • Infective endocarditis on pacemakers and implantable defibrillators
    • Right-sided infective endocarditis
    • Infective endocarditis in congenital heart failure
    • Infective endocarditis in the elderly
    • Infective endocarditis during pregnancy




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