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 10
  • Duration 1:04 h
  • Quiz questions 35
  • Concept Pages 5


Your Educators of course Infective Endocarditis – Top USMLE Diseases

 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.

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

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i enjoyed your lecture
By Nurul Aqila R. on 12. July 2024 for Infective Endocarditis (IE): Definition and Epidemiology

i am so happy to get new info from your talk !!!

By Jorge Alberto G. on 06. February 2023 for Infective Endocarditis (IE): Definition and Epidemiology

Interesting data that I din't knew despite reading a lot of endocarditis from other sources.

Thank you!
By Daniela M. on 15. January 2021 for Infective Endocarditis – Top USMLE Diseases

It's very clear and updated. I would like you to develop a little more about the treatment

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.