Infective endocarditis and COVID -19 coinfection: An updated review

Infective endocarditis and COVID -19 coinfection: An updated review


  • Anu George a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:2:"MD";}
  • Sai Vikram Alampoondi Venkataramanan Resident in Internal Medicine
  • Kevin John John Senior Resident in Department of Critical Care
  • Ajay Kumar Mishra Senior Resident in Department of Internal Medicine


Infective endocarditis, COVID 19, Outcome


With the rising number of COVID-19 patients, there have been reports of patients presenting with concomitant infective endocarditis.  In this retrospective review, we included all articles from Medline with COVID-19 and infective endocarditis coinfection.  Ten articles were identified from eight different countries over the world over the past 11 months.  All patients reported with the above coinfections were male with a mean age of 53 years.  Clinical features of COVID-19 and the presence of ground-glass opacity in CT thorax were predominant among patients with positive RT-PCR for COVID-19.  New-onset embolic infarct, pulmonary edema was a contributor to the diagnosis of endocarditis in most patients.  Involvement of the aortic valve was most common.  Delayed diagnosis and cardiac surgery were contributors to increased morbidity. 

Author Biography

Kevin John John, Senior Resident in Department of Critical Care

Kevin John 5

Senior Resident in Department of Critical Care

Bangalore Baptist Hospital

Bellary Road, Hebbal, Karnataka, India

[email protected]


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George A, Alampoondi Venkataramanan SV, John KJ, Mishra AK. Infective endocarditis and COVID -19 coinfection: An updated review. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2022 Mar. 14 [cited 2024 Jul. 21];93(1):e2022030. Available from: