Endocarditis classification

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] ; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Maliha Shakil, M.D. [2]


Endocarditis may be classified based on the underlying pathophysiology of the process (infective vs. non-infective), the onset of the disease (acute vs. subacute or short incubation vs. long incubation), results of the cultures (culture-positive vs. culture-negative), the nature of the valve (native vs. prosthetic) and the valve affected (aortic, mitral, or tricuspid valve).


Endocarditis may be classified into 8 subtypes based on:[1][2][3]

Classification criterion Subgroups
Underlying pathophysiology
Onset of the disease
Culture result
  • Culture positive vs. culture negative
Nature of the valve


  1. Ortiz C, López J, García H, Sevilla T, Revilla A, Vilacosta I; et al. (2014). "Clinical classification and prognosis of isolated right-sided infective endocarditis". Medicine (Baltimore). 93 (27): e137. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000000137. PMC 4602814. PMID 25501052.
  2. Fernández Guerrero ML, González López JJ, Goyenechea A, Fraile J, de Górgolas M (2009). "Endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus aureus: A reappraisal of the epidemiologic, clinical, and pathologic manifestations with analysis of factors determining outcome". Medicine (Baltimore). 88 (1): 1–22. doi:10.1097/MD.0b013e318194da65. PMID 19352296.
  3. Selton-Suty C, Doco-Lecompte T, Freysz L, Chometon F, Duhoux F, Blangy H; et al. (2008). "[Non-valvular cardiac devices endocarditis]". Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris). 57 (2): 81–7. doi:10.1016/j.ancard.2008.02.005. PMID 18402924.

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