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Infective endocarditis: clinical review

Infective endocarditis: clinical review


Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


June 18, 2014


June 18, 2014

Programme Description

In this article Dr Simon Pearse and Dr Constantinos Missouris provide an overview of the diagnosis and management of infective endocarditis, including how to make the diagnosis, investigations such as blood cultures and echocardiography, and European Society of Cardiology guidelines for managing the condition.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
  • Recognise the risk factors and symptoms of IE
  • Describe the investigations required in IE
  • Understand the role of antibiotic prophylaxis in the management of IE
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Dr Simon Pearse
    Clinical research fellow in cardiology
    Royal Brompton Hospital

    Dr Constantinos Missouris
    Consultant cardiologist
    Wexham Park Hospital

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.


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