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does clindamycin help with bacterial endocarditis

A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: However see your doctor for evaluation.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
NO: relationship that I am aware of. Coming from your spine, have that checked out.

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alisa Niksch
22 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
A heart infection...: ...Usually involving a bacteria (or sometimes a fungus) which attach to diseased or artificial heart valves. The bacteria usually get into the bloodst ... Read More
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Dr. John Charpie
31 years experience Pediatrics
Heart infection: Bacterial endocarditis is an infection of the innermost lining of the heart muscle, the endocardium, by any of a variety of bacterial organisms. Often ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Infection of heart: The "subacute" part means the patient is not obviously sick.The infection is always serious and must be treated as soon as possible with powerful anti ... Read More
Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Heart infection: Subacute infective endocarditis is an infection of the endocardial surface (lining) of the heart, which may include heart valves, the walls, or a sep ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Valve infection: Infection of heart valve frequently diagnosed on surface or transesophageal echocardiogram.
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Dr. Sameer Azhak
19 years experience Cardiology
Mycotic aneurysm: Use of blood thinners in bacterial endocarditis is associated with increased chance of mycotic aneurysms of the brain which can ultimately result in b ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
37 years experience Internal medicine
Antibiotics: Broad spectrum antibiotics to start. In severe cases of endocarditis, open heart surgery to replace the infected valve is a life saving necessity, pro ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karpawich
46 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Rare: You would require an infection with the right bacteria, have suseptibilty to endocarditis, possibly have heart issue (valve) that predisposes to gett ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Difference: Pericarditis is inflammation of the lining around the heart - the pericardium, generally with a fluid collection between the pericardium and the heart ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
37 years experience Internal medicine
Several: They include blood cultures, complete blood count, chemistry profile, and most importantly, an echocardiogram or cardiac ultrasound. A echocardiogram, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Very: Infective endocarditis is always a very serious illness. It requires lengthy treatment with one or more antibiotics, may require surgery, and complic ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Heart infection: Subacute infective endocarditis is an infection of the endocardial surface (lining) of the heart, which may include heart valves, the walls, or a sep ... Read More

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