Pramod Rochaldas Chhabrani, Najiba Mohamed Abdulrazzaq, Kashif Bin Naeem, Salma Obaid Alshamsi and Ahmad Subhi
Infective endocarditis (IE) confers to an infection of the endocardial surface of the heart. It mostly involves heart valves, but it can affect the endocardium or intracardiac devices. There are several different classifications of infective endocarditis, based on the clinical presentation, depending upon the type of valve (native or prosthetic) involved and the causative micro-organisms associated, etc. It has a wide range of manifestations & complications. Hence, early diagnosis & treatment can reduce the mortality & morbidity to a large extent. The two primary objectives of this activity are to focus on the risk factors involved & the different micro-organisms associated in the causation of infective endocarditis.
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