Endocardite infettiva nei cardiopatici congeniti.

Translated title of the contribution: [Infective endocarditis in patients with congenital heart disease].

A. Micheletti, D. Negura, L. Piazza, A. Saracino, G. Butera, C. Arcidiacono, M. Carminati, R. Calaciura, M. Chessa

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The incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) is higher than in general population; this is a major problem considering the continuous expansion of such group of patients. Generally the more complex is the congenital heart disease the higher is the risk of IE. The aetiology, clinical features, complications, basis for diagnosis and treatment of IE in CHD patients don't differ from those in acquired cardiac disease; however, right-sided IE is more frequent in CHD patients. Due to the complex anatomy or presence of artificial material in many CHD, the transesophageal echocardiogram is extremely useful although echocardiographic assessment remains difficult. Prognosis is better than in other forms of IE with a mortality rate

Translated title of the contribution[Infective endocarditis in patients with congenital heart disease].
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)270-273
Number of pages4
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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