Hearts on Fire: Etiologies, Interventions and Outcomes for Patients with Inflammatory Heart Diseases

Author(s): Moklak Katerina

Contact Hours 0.88

CERP A 0.88

Expires Dec 31, 2023

Topics: Cardiovascular

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Pericarditis, myocarditis and endocarditis are complex, often difficult to treat conditions that increase a patient’s risk of death. These inflammatory diseases are associated with increased mortality and morbidity in people of all ages. Valvular diseases are also on the increase due to the unprecedented jump in IV drug addiction. We explore various etiologies, signs, symptoms, diagnostics and interventions for these profoundly ill patients while also reviewing the long-term effects on patient outcomes.


  • List the potential etiologies of cardiac inflammatory diseases including pericarditis, myocarditis and endocarditis.
  • Explain the signs, symptoms and assessment of the patient with cardiac inflammatory diseases.
  • Consider the diagnostics, interventions and potential long-term impact on patient outcomes.

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