Risk factors include having
- An abnormal or damaged heart valve
- A severe case of mitral valve prolapse
- An artificial heart valve
- Certain heart defects
Nursing Diagnosis for Endocarditis
- Activity Intolerance related to decreased cardiac output, due to endocarditis
- Anxiety related to threat of sudden death, lack of knowledge about the diagnostic and management plans.
- Disturbed Sleep Pattern related to shivering and sweating as a result of infection.