Cardiovascular Infections
Cardiovascular Infections

Cardiovascular Infections

by John Fisher, MD

Myriad infectious organisms—bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses—can infect the endocardium, myocardium, and pericardium. Significant cardiac infections are rare in the general population but are associated with high morbidity and mortality, as well as increased risk in certain populations (e.g., the elderly, those undergoing cardiac instrumentation, and intravenous drug abusers).

Diagnostic imaging of cardiac infections plays an important role despite its variable sensitivity and specificity, which are due in part to the nonspecific manifestations of the central inflammatory process of infection and the time of onset with respect to the time of imaging. The primary imaging modality remains echocardiography. However, cardiac computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have emerged as the modalities of choice wherever available, especially for the diagnosis of complex infectious complications (e.g., abscesses; infected prosthetic material, central lines, and instruments; and the cryptic manifestations of viral and parasitic diseases).

Course Details

  • Videos 15
  • Duration 1:36 h
  • Quiz questions 53
  • Concept Pages 5


Your Educators of course Cardiovascular Infections

 John Fisher, MD

John Fisher, MD

Dr. John F. Fisher is a Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University in the USA.
He obtained his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in 1969. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
Due to his achievements, he has earned the Annual J. Willis Hurst Teaching Award, the Jane F. Deforges Excellence in Medical Education Award, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America's Clinical Teacher Award.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Fisher teaches courses on Infectious Diseases.

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very good lecture.
By dina k. on 18. February 2022 for Cardiovascular Infections

i did like it because it is clear easy to understand .

Lecture is great
By Irfan A. on 06. April 2021 for Cardiovascular Infections


great teacher!
By bridget b. on 12. February 2021 for Cardiovascular Infections

very good lecturer and high yield info. interesting and learning a lot!

Great course
By Chloe S. on 02. February 2021 for Cardiovascular Infections

I love all the lectures of Dr Fisher. He seems passionate about his speciality and knows a lot! His courses are rich and enjoyable