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Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of the heart or its valves. It is usually caused by bacteria and is more likely to occur in people...
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Endocarditis is caused by a growth of bacteria on one of the heart valves, leading to an infected mass called a vegetation. The infection may be...
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The infection on the valve can cause build up of nodules on the valves called vegetations. These valve vegetations can be detected by...
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People with existing diseases of the heart valves (aortic stenosis, mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation, etc.) and people who have undergone heart...
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The main treatment is aggressive antibiotics, generally given intravenously, usually for four to six weeks. The length and intensity of treatment...
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Patients with endocarditis can develop:Fever.Fatigue.Chills.Weakness.Aching joints and muscles.Night sweats.Edema (fluid collection) in the legs...
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Endocarditis is a serious infection of one of the four heart valves.
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