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Cardiology: Endocarditis — Differential diagnosis and conservative treatment. Treatment abroad

 Endocarditis is endocardium inflammation. In most cases, its cause is bacterial infections, and less frequently organic heart diseases, injuries, or allergies. The clinical picture of the disease is very diverse, so the diagnosis requires a detailed examination of patients.

Diagnostics

Endocarditis is suspected upon appearance of noise and other signs of damage to the heart valves (including the skin pigmentation, enlarged spleen, blood traces in the urine). Fever indicates the bacterial form of pathology. 

To confirm the suspicion, the patient is prescribed a set of studies:

  • Complete blood count. The patients show an increase in white blood cell count and erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
  • Blood chemistry. An increase in the concentration of alpha- and gamma-globulins, circulating immune complexes, and M immunoglobulin can be observed.
  • Bacterial blood cultures. The venous or arterial blood is studied. Samples are examined for availability of infectious agents. Inoculation is repeated every 3 to 12 hours for 2 days. Such multiple studies significantly reduce the chance of error. When the first 3 to 4 tests show negative results, the special media for isolation of slowly-growing microorganisms are used.
  • Echocardiography and heart MRI. They allow detecting structural changes in the heart tissues.

The diagnosis is established based on the aggregate findings.

Conservative Treatment

The basis of treatment is antibiotics. Specific drugs are selected based on bacterial inoculation test findings. In most instances, therapy begins with intravenous administration of penicillins. Upon intolerance to them, the patient is transferred to macrolides and aminoglycosides. Fungal endocarditis is treated with amphotericin B. The duration of drug intake is 2 to 6 weeks.

Upon staphylococcal endocarditis, the immunotherapy is conducted simultaneously. Within 3 to 5 days, the patient receives antistaphylococcal plasma via the drip. Upon sepsis development, the plasmapheresis is administered. To facilitate the general condition, the thrombolytics and cardiac glycosides can be recommended. 

After completion of the treatment course, the patient is still observed for 7 to 10 days in a hospital to prevent the disease relapses.

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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #78415

The Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne is part of the Heart Center Cologne. The Department offers its patients treatment at the highest level with the use of all innovations for treating coronary artery stenosis, arrhythmias and hypertension.


Duration 10 days
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Price 9768.00

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #178511

A team of experts from the Department of Internal Medicine at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar treats patients with cardiovascular diseases.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 9669.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Nephrology

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #76567

The Department of Cardiology is a part of one of the most prestigious German hospitals – the University Hospital Frankfurt. The doctors of the Department are not only perfectly trained, but they also pay attention to upskilling and take an active part in medical researches.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 11387.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #106889

The Department of Cardiology and Angiology at the University Hospital Charite Berlin treats patients with cardiac and angiological diseases. It is located at the Charite Mitte Campus.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 13539.00

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

Department of Cardiology, Pneumology, Angiology and Internal Intensive Medicine

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #105423

The focuses of the Medical Department I are Cardiology, Pneumology, Angiology and Internal Intensive Medicine. In cooperation with the medical departments II and IV, there is treated the entire spectrum of internal diseases at the highest level.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 9500.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #102973

The Department of Cardiology, Angiology, and Pneumology at the Heidelberg University Hospital with the staff of over 500 members is the largest department of the Heidelberg University Hospital. The Department constanly expands the specialization of its clinical and scientific activities.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

7.4/10 from 42 Votes

Department of Internal Medicine I (Gastroenterology, Hematology, Onkology, Cardiology, Pulmology, Sport Medicine)

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #52907

The main treatment areas of the Department of Internal Medicine I, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Budde, are invasive and non-invasive cardiac diagnostics and therapy of all cardiac diseases.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 8050.00

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #247115

The main focus of the cardiology and angiology clinic is clinical treatment, as well as experimental and clinical studies of acute myocardial infarction, chronic heart failure, arteriosclerosis and heart rhythm abnormalities.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 9533.00

Academic Hospital Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Department of Cardiology, Pneumology and Internal Intensive Care

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #144241

The department of cardiology, pneumology and internal intensive care treats cardiovascular disease and lung diseases. seriously ill patients are treated in intensive care units. The medical emphases of cardiology are the treatment of valvular heart disease, arrhythmias and myocardial insufficiency or heart failure.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 9012.00

Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth Neuwied

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Internal Medicine (Cardiology / Rhythmology)

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #292637

The Department of Invasive Cardiology / Rhythmology at the Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth Neuwied deals with the treatment all diseases of the cardiovascular system. Cardiology covers the full range of diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of heart diseases.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 8963.00

Multispecialty Medical Center Preventicum

9.8/10 from 1 Votes

Department of Cardiology

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #117573

Basis of an optimum medical advice in the Department of Cardiology is the precise, reliable diagnosis of all possible risk factors and diseases. With the ultrasound examination, soft tissue can be well judged.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 9491.00

District Hospital Waldbröl Oberberg

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Cardiology

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #286738

The Department of Cardiology (Medical Department I) at the District Hospital of Waldbröl offers the entire spectrum of cardiologic services at the latest scientific level. One of the main focuses is diagnosis and treatment of coronary arteries (over 3,000 examinations a year).


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 8031.00

Academic Hospital Schlosspark

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology and Cardiology)

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #281382

The Department of Internal Medicine I at the Schlosspark-Klinik provides the whole range of services in the field of modern diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organs.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 9770.00

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Cardiology and Angiology (Department of Internal Medicine III)

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #250283

The Department of Internal Medicine III at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) offers the entire range of medical services of the modern cardiology and angiology, including interventional cardiology (e. g.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 9585.00

Essen University Hospital

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Cardiology

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #290747

The goal of the Department of Cardiology at the Essen University Hospital is to provide the best patient medical care. The Department offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for an optimal treatment of the entire spectrum of cardiovascular diseases.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 9783.00

District Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Internal Medicine I (Diabetology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Nephrology and Dialysis, Pneumology)

Endocarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment #285425

The Department of Internal Medicine I at the Klinikum Oberberg in Gummersbach provides treatment to patients with all diseases from the field of internal medicine apart from drug treatment of malignancies (cancer) and blood disorders.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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Price 7953.00

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