Infective endocarditis: a review for nurses.

  title={Infective endocarditis: a review for nurses.},
  author={Linda Josephson},
  journal={Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN},
  volume={33 6},
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a relatively uncommon condition that can present with a variety of noncardiac symptoms, making diagnosis of this condition challenging. Although IE is no longer uniformly fatal as it was in the preantibiotic era, it still has a high mortality rate. The major risk factor for IE, rheumatic fever, has decreased significantly in… CONTINUE READING