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Can Endocarditis Be Asymptomatic
For a time: The classic form of endocarditis is a bacterial infection of the lining of the heart. If the organism has low virulence, then the early stages of endocarditis can be entirely asymptomatic. Typically, over time, though, we believe that the infection worsens, eventually causing symptoms and signs. Fever, heart failure, new murmur, embolism are all potential signs and symptoms. ...Read more
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 murmur an abnormal heart valve which may or may not cause congestive heart failure. An echocardiogram. May show the vegetations in the valve. The history helps...Most common in HIV patients IV drug users, or elderly pts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be critical: IE - Infection of the inside lining of the heart and heart valves usually caused by bacteria can be life threatening. It can permanently damage heart valves . It requires immediate and aggressive medical attention usually in hospital as well as multiple IV antibiotics. It can also be caused by fungi and other agents. Serious! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potentially fatal: Infectious (bacterial) endocarditis is typically fatal without treatment, and occasionally fatal even with appropriate treatment. Typically, six weeks of IV antibiotics are required. Sometimes, the heart is damaged and requires surgical repair, and sometimes, the infection can not be cleared from the heart without surgery (abscess). ...Read more
Heart infection: Infective endocarditis (ie) is an infection of the endocardial surface (lining) of the heart, which may include one or more heart valves, the walls, or a septal defect. People at greatest risk of endocarditis have a damaged heart valve, an artificial heart valve or other heart defects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Infective endocarditis is infection of one or more heart valves by a microorganism. Non-infective endocarditis is inflammation of a heart valve not caused by an infection. Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis is found in patients with malignancy, chronic wasting diseases, rheumatic and congenetal heart diseases and autoimmune diseases such as sle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had endocarditis 2 times due to periodontal deseace what are the chances of getting again if noyhing has been done about the periodontal?
I wrote about a month back about heaaches you reccommended a braaaainscan which I have had done these a follwing endocarditis can I send u a copyofmri?
Wrong site: The public HT site is for general medical information. Many of the answers we post will help people make decisions about seeing their doc &/or having tests run. We do not diagnose or treat anyone from the public site. Your questions are never linked & we cannot review x-rays or labs. The HT prime. a sister site has some of these capabilities if you sign up & find a doc willing to work with you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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