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on Endocarditis


Infective endocarditis is a complex and potentially life-threatening condition. It often affects individuals with pre-existing heart conditions, artificial valves, cardiac devices or a history of intravenous drug use who can benefit from preventive strategies including antibiotic prophylaxis in selected procedures. 

The initial diagnosis can often be challenging in view of its heterogeneous clinical presentation resulting in delayed initiation of appropriate treatment and a greater risk of complications. Therapeutic management mandates a personalised, multidisciplinary approach, with early intervention together with targeted antibiotic treatment remaining the pillar of effective management. 

Advanced imaging techniques have gained an increasingly important role both for diagnosis and management. Surgical intervention in cases with refractory infection, embolic complications, or valvular insufficiency, requires surgical expertise and meticulous postoperative care.


The content below, selected by Ronen Beeri, Alessandro Sionis, Alexander Borg, Katerina Naka, Marta Pons, Maria Stratinaki with the support of Victoria Delgado and Michael Borger, will help you expand your knowledge of endocarditis. 



ESC 2023 Clinical Practice Guidelines Webinars

What's the latest on infective endocarditis
15 September
Michael Borger, Suzanne de Waha and Emil Fosbol 

Diagnostic challenges in infective endocarditis 
27 September
Victoria Delgado, Margarita Brida and Maria Nazarena Pizzi 


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