A patient is admitted to the cardiac unit with endocarditis. The patient asks how someone catches this illness. Which of the following should the
• Endocarditis is an infection or inflammation of the inner lining of the heart, known as the endocardium.
• The major risk factors for endocarditis include
• Heart valves do not receive a dedicated supply of blood. This results in a blunted immune response to valve infections. Microbes
• Age, congestive heart failure (CHF), diet, and diabetes play a major role in cardiovascular disease, but they are not associated with endocarditis.