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Cardiovascular infections 

Cardiovascular infections
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Cardiovascular infections
Author(s):

M. Estée Török

, Fiona J. Cooke

, and Ed Moran

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199671328.003.0015
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date: 23 October 2019

This chapter covers infective endocarditis characterized by infections of the endocardial surface of the heart, intravascular catheter-related infections, endovascular infections, myocarditis (which is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium), pericarditis (which is an inflammation of the pericardium), and mediastinitis (which is an infection involving the mediastinal structures).

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