Infectius endocarditis

Infectious endocarditis involves the presence of a microbial infection in the endocardial surface (internal surface of the heart). It is the most frequent cardiovascular infection and it is very important because of its potential severity and its different forms of presentation.

Infectious endocarditis mainly affects cardiac valves, whether natural or artificial, although sometimes it can occur in other structures of the heart.

It is classified according to the time the infection has been established (days, weeks or months) and according to the bacteria or microorganism (yeast, fungus) that causes it.

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Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 31.01.2022, 14:08
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