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Pathophysiology of endocarditis

A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Endocarditis: Endocarditis, an infection of a heart valve, doesn't usually cause a cough by itself unless there is associated congestive heart failure or embolism t... Read More

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Fever, murmur: It is difficult to know for sure some times but if there is fever with elevated sedimentation rate with a positive blood clture in a patient with a m... Read More
Dr. Lev Lubarsky
Cardiology 23 years experience
Blood culture, echo: Transesophageal echocardiogram (tee) is the most common test in patients with persistent positive blood cultures and risk factors for endocarditis. Te... Read More
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
By: Echocardiogram transthoracic or transesophageal.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bracho
Dr. David Brachoanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Fever, rash, others: Endocarditis (infectious) is when the heart and heart valves become colonized by bacteria. The most common symptoms are fever, rash, small hemorrhages... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Many: Fever, weakness, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, weight loss. Signs include anemia, new or changing heart murmur, peripheral emboli and hematu... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Multiple: Fever, skin hemorrhages especially under the nails, blood in urine, heart failure, weakness and pain in locations affected by thrombo-emboli from the ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Fever and murmer: Endocarditis refers to infection of any or all four heart valves. It can be bacterial, fungal or not an infection at all but an autoimmune disorder. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anwaar Randhawa
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Echocardiogram: the ideal test to rule out endocarditis is transesophageal echocardiogram, along with blood cultures in appropriate settings. but you can start with a... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
It can be bad...: can cause death, heart failue with valve not working, sepsis, stroke or other end organ issues with septic emboli (infected vegetation migrating throu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatric Cardiology 38 years experience
Potentially fatal: Infectious (bacterial) endocarditis is typically fatal without treatment, and occasionally fatal even with appropriate treatment. Typically, six week... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Francisco Izaguirre Gutiérrez
Specializes in Medicina Interna
It depends on where: It depends, swelling of your legs maybe could be a clinical manifestation of heart failure due to endocarditis, but swelling of your eyelids or arms m... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Most likely: assuming the lungs themselves are not inflamed or infected. Endocarditis is serious and may require prolonged antibiotic therapy if bacterial,often 2-... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Thompson
Pediatric Cardiology 27 years experience
Heart infection: It is usually when there are bacteria in the heart, usually growing on one of the valves. It can also be caused by fungi. People with certain forms of... Read More

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