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Depends: If it is a vegetation of bacterial endocarditis, it will kill you in a few weeks or months unless successfully treated, and may cause a stroke or something else bad in the meantime. If it is a clacified nodule that many middle-aged folks get, it is something to watch and that may be troublesome down the road. ...Read more
I do light workouts. I swim weekly. Don't drink milk and am a vegetation. Eat my 5 a day of fruits and veg. But still cannot lose weight. Any advice?
Antibiotics: Antibiotics for 6 weeks. If complications occur or the infection doesn't respond, aortic valve repalcement. ...Read more
Confirmed aortic vegetation and encardolitis with a tee....Why all my cultures come back neg? Doc don't know what to treat me with?
Aortic vegetation w/encardolitis no fever neg cultures and really nothing to complain about except some dizziness and nauseation do I have to worry?
Yes: Endocarditis is no disease to shirk. Based on the facts listed above, please make sure you follow up closely with your cardiologist or internal medicine doctor. Further medication or surgery may be needed to get you back to a safe health status. Endocarditis is treatable, but it should not be ignored. Happy healing! ...Read more
Hospilized for aortic vegetation w/encardolitis had a wart looking thing on my finger pop up a couple weeks ago is it related?
Yes likely: Vegitation can break off and embolise todifferent that is a classical finding on fingertips. ...Read more
I had a heart stent put in feb 2011. No family history of heart problems. An avid runner. A vegetation for 26 yrs. I run a lot is this ok?
Yes: You are fine to continue your exercises. ...Read more