Deepthi Sudhakar, MD

Accredited by

American College of Cardiology

Course Description

Fungal endocarditis is a rare clinical entity. This report describes an unusual case of fungal endocarditis caused by infection with Trichosporon asahii in a 20-year-old immunocompetent man who received the diagnosis 1 year following biological aortic valve replacement.

Learner Objectives

After reading this article the reader should be able to:

- Recognize risk factors for fungal endocarditis.
- Identify the most common etiologic agents for fungal endocarditis.
- Compare and identify appropriate American Heart Association (AHA) serologic and imaging recommendations for the diagnostic workup of fungal endocarditis.
- Discuss the AHA/European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommendations for the management of fungal endocarditis.
- Discuss the appropriate timing for surgical intervention in fungal endocarditis .

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME / MOC
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2020-May-20
Expiration Date:2021-May-19
Registration Required:Yes

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