Infective Endocarditis

Muhammad Ali Mumtaz*, Lara Danziger-Isakov, Constantine Mavroudis, Carl L Backer

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter covers infective endocarditis, with sections on definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, antimicrobial therapy, indications for surgery, timing of surgery, surgical procedures, and results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Cardiac Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781405196529
StatePublished - Feb 28 2013


  • Antimicrobial therapy
  • Aortic valve endocarditis
  • Blalock-Taussig shunt
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Mitral valve endocarditis
  • Valvar dysfunction
  • Ventricular septal defect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Mumtaz, M. A., Danziger-Isakov, L., Mavroudis, C., & Backer, C. L. (2013). Infective Endocarditis. In Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: Fourth Edition (pp. 845-855). Blackwell Publishing Ltd.