Infective Endocarditis in Adults: Diagnosis, Antimicrobial Therapy, and Management of Complications

Published: September 15, 2015

  • Infective endocarditis (IE), a complex and potentially lethal disease, has undergone major changes in both the host patients and the pathogens involved.
  • This scientific statement updates the 2005 AHA scientific statement "Infective Endocarditis: Diagnosis, Antimicrobial Therapy, and Management of Complications."
  • A multidisciplinary team is needed to manage adult patients with IE.