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Review Nonvalvular Infections of the Cardiovascular System [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1996; 24(3): 178-185

Review Nonvalvular Infections of the Cardiovascular System


Nonvalvular infections of the cardiovascular system usually occur on previously damaged nonvalvular endocardium or vascular intima. They are also closely associated with intravascular devices and prosthetic materials. In one recent prospective study of bacteremia from Australia, nosocomial bacteremias accounted for 40 % of all cases of bacteremia and half of the nosocomial cases were device-associated. In addition to intravascular catheter-related infections, pyogenic infections of myocardium, Mural endocardium, cardiac tumors, implantable devices, arterial walls, and prosthetic vascular grafts are included in nonvalvular infections of the cardiovascular system. Since they are seen less commonly compared to valvular infections of the cardiovascular system, there is no consensus on their prevention, dignosis and treatment. The mortality and morbidity rates vary according to the type and localization of nonvalvular infection.

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Yeşim ÇETİNKAYA, M. Giray KABAKÇI, Serdar AKSÖYEK. Review Nonvalvular Infections of the Cardiovascular System. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1996; 24(3): 178-185
Manuscript Language: Turkish

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