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1

Recall some risk factors for infective endocarditis

Dental PMH
RhF
Congenital heart disease
Valve replacement
Long term lines

2

Recall some signs of SUBACUTE infective endocarditis that wouldn't be seen in its acute form

Janeway lesions
Roth spots
Splenomegaly
Splinter haemorrhages

3

Recall the major criteria in the Duke Classificiation for infective endocarditis

Persistent bacteraemia
Echo findings (vegetations seen)
Positive serology

4

What is the most likely pathogen in subacute infective endocarditis?

Strep viridians

5

What is the most likely pathogen in acute infective endocarditis?

CoNS

6

Which valve is most likely to be affected in infective endocarditis in an IV drug user?

Tricuspid in 50%

7

What is the most important investigation to order in susected infective endocarditis?

3 blood cultures taken from 3 DIFFERENT sites

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