Christin Ko

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Endocarditis prophylaxis

Endocarditis Prophylaxis I. What every physician needs to know. Infective endocarditis (IE) is an uncommon but life-threatening disease. It occurs as a complication of bacteremia by organisms that can adhere to endocardial tissue including chambers, valves, and adjacent structures. Transient bacteremia from some of these organisms, such as viridans group streptococci, can occur during invasive…

Dressler's Syndrome

Dressler’s Syndrome I. What every physician needs to know. Dressler’s syndrome has been described as a late pericardial complication following an acute myocardial infarction (MI). It usually develops weeks to months after the initial infarction, and rarely within the first week post-MI. It is characterized by the development of inflammation of the pericardium as well…

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