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Infective Endocarditis

Pocket Guidelines

Cardiovascular Surgery
Infective Endocarditis
Imaging
Valvular Heart Disease
Device Complications and Lead Extraction

Publication Date: 2015

Chairperson: Gilbert Habib and Patrizio Lancelotti



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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2.Prevention

3. The ‘EndocarditiTeam’

4.Diagnosis

4a. Echocardiography and other imaging

4b. Microbiological diagnosis:

4c. Duke Criteria/ESC 2015 modified criteria

4d. New diagnostic algorithm

5. Prognostic assessment at admission

6. Microcrobial therapy: principles and methods.

7. Main complications of left-sided valve IE and their management

8. Neurological complications

9. Cardiac device-related IE

10. Right-sided infective endocarditis

11. Anti-thrombotic therapy in IE