Special Issue "Multidisciplinary Endocarditis Perspectives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 March 2024 | Viewed by 2316
Interests: echocardiography; valvular heart disease; hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; mitral valve prolapse; endocarditis; post-radiation heart disease
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Endocarditis is a complex clinical pathology with a high mortality rate despite diagnostic and therapeutic improvements. In recent years, we have seen significant changes in its epidemiological and clinical profile, with a variation in the population at risk and increase in nosocomial forms of endocarditis with antibiotic-resistant or fastidious bacteria. Endocarditis is a great simulator when it occurs with an embolic event that might lead diagnosis towards other pathologies, or it may in turn be simulated by disparate diseases. Rapid diagnostic recognition and appropriate therapy are crucial to eradicate the infection, prevent embolism, and treat cardiac failure. Guidelines provide useful support, even though they are based mainly on the opinions of experts rather than on randomized studies, with some inconsistencies between medical scientific societies. Diagnostic and therapeutic management is therefore an important clinical challenge that often requires a tailored approach. Multi-specialist involvement with structured pathways may optimize the outcome.
This Special Issue focuses on multidisciplinary perspectives of endocarditis, including:
- The new scenario of prevention;
- New insights into the development of infective endocarditis;
- Diagnostic work-up;
- Clinical pathway of embolic syndrome;
- Management challenges;
- Clinical pathway of blood culture negative endocarditis;
- Extra-cardiac complications: other specialists on the pitch;
- Clinical pathway for cardiac device infections;
- The emerging challenge of endocarditis during the COVID-19 epidemic;
- Transcatheter implanted cardiac valve endocarditis: an emerging issue in the elderly population;
- Endocarditis and cancer.
Dr. Giovanni La Canna
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