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Infective endocarditis 

Infective endocarditis
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Infective endocarditis
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10.1093/med/9780199651344.003.0005
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date: 30 May 2020

Infective endocarditis (IE) is a condition that most commonly occurs in patients with pre-existing valve disease. Nurses working in the cardiac arena should be aware of those patients who are at risk of developing IE and its clinical management. The aim of this chapter is to discuss the aetiology, diagnosis, treatment, nursing considerations, and specific educational issues that are relevant to the overall management and prevention of IE.

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