Inflammatory Disorders of the Heart


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Which of the following is NOT used to diagnose or treat infective endocarditis?

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1. What is a sign that sac surrounding the heart is inflamed?

2. What are vegetative lesions and how are they diagnosed?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess the characteristics of different inflammatory heart disorders. You will be quizzed particularly on infective endocarditis and pericarditis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Ensure that you can correctly answer questions about the topics listed below:

  • What infective endocarditis is caused by
  • What pericardial friction rub is a sign of
  • Growth on the heart valves during endocarditis
  • Mitral valve prolapse and regurgitation
  • Inflammation of the pericardium

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related inflammatory heart disorders lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as pericardial friction rub and endocarditis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different inflammatory heart disorders and their symptoms

Additional Learning

If you want to continue learning about inflammatory heart disorders, review the accompanying lesson titled Inflammatory Disorders of the Heart. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify rheumatic heart disease and its cause
  • Review how valves of the heart function
  • Know the anatomy of the heart and where problems may develop