Infective Endocarditis

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Infective endocarditis (IE) is a severe complication for people with congenital heart disease, especially those with prosthetic valves. This article explains what IE is, its risk factors, and who is most likely to be affected.

Note: This is a medical article and is most beneficial to those who know some heart terminology.