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I have endocarditis caused by aspergillus, is heart surgery necessary?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Usually

Aspergillus endocarditis is generally fatal without a combination of surgery and antifungal therapy.

In brief: Usually

Aspergillus endocarditis is generally fatal without a combination of surgery and antifungal therapy.
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Probably

If affecting your valves or if heart muscle abscess, especially if ruptured.

In brief: Probably

If affecting your valves or if heart muscle abscess, especially if ruptured.
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine

In brief: Depends

If valves are infected they may not be salvegable and surgery will be necessary for survival.

In brief: Depends

If valves are infected they may not be salvegable and surgery will be necessary for survival.
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