Infective Endocarditis – Top USMLE Diseases

Infective Endocarditis – Top USMLE Diseases

by John Fisher, MD, Brian Alverson, MD

Infective endocarditis, as its name suggests, is an infection of the endocardial surface of the heart which includes infections of the valves and intracardiac prothestic devices. Populations at risk include those with previous endocarditis, congenital or valvular heart diseases, drug abusers, and dental and surgical procedures. Endocarditis is a serious infection as it can lead to valve insufficiency, embolic stroke, septic emboli and immune reactions.

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Course Details

  • Videos 7
  • Duration 0:47 h
  • Quiz questions 27
  • Articles 2


Your Educators of course Infective Endocarditis – Top USMLE Diseases

 John Fisher, MD

John Fisher, MD

Dr. Fisher is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Medicine and Infectious Diseases. In his 30 years on the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia he has received 58 teaching awards. He has been recognized regionally by the American College of Physicians for his educational skills with the Annual J. Willis Hurst Teaching Award and nationally by the Infectious Diseases Society of America's Clinical Teacher Award. In April of 2015 he received the Jane F. Deforges Excellence in Medical Education Award at the national meetings of the American College of Physicians in Boston, MA. In light of his receiving this prestigious award, he was advanced from Fellow to Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP). Dr. Fisher is also the author of 61 original publications in refereed journals and 44 book chapters.

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD is the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Brown University in Providence, RI. He has been active in pediatric education and research for 15 years.He has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools. He is an author of the book "Step Up to Pediatrics" and over 40 peer reviewed articles. Dr. Alverson has extensive experience in preparing students for the USMLE exams and has test writing experience as well.

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Excellent lecture!
By Jalil Z. on 06. October 2020 for Infective Endocarditis (IE)

Excellent lecture as usual. I particularly appreciated to have the epidemiology and the clinical differences between the different organisms.

Excellent explanation
By Mohamed Omar S. on 20. May 2020 for Infective Endocarditis (IE): Definition and Epidemiology

Excellent explanation, I was able to understand the topic thoroughly. Thank you Sir.

long odd pauses
By Ariel C. on 14. April 2020 for Infective Endocarditis (IE): Definition and Epidemiology

he is reading his lecture and has long pauses which make it difficult to maintain attention

I would love if the focus were the inflammatory mediators, to give an information more solid
By Javier V. on 22. April 2019 for Infective Endocarditis (IE): Pathology

Its a really nice summary of what do any doctor needs to know to be prepare in the mission of infront the pathology