11 Infective Endocarditis

Infective Endocarditis

Use Modified Duke Criteria in patient suspected for IE or patients with:

  • Prolonged fever (Fever of Unknown Origin)
  • Fever and vascular phenomena (stroke, limb ischemia, physical findings of septic emboli)
  • Persistently positive blood cultures (2 or more).
  • Prosthetic valves who are febrile.
  • Injection drug users who are febrile.
  • A pre-disposing heart condition who are febrile.
  • Fever with a recent history of hospitalization.