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After a bout with bacterial endocarditis, what hurts the heart valves?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Infection and scar

Endocarditis often occurs on valves damaged due to other diseases, e.
g., rheumatic fever, bicuspid valve. The bacterial infection and associated inflammation further damage the valves which is further complicated by scarring on healing.

In brief: Infection and scar

Endocarditis often occurs on valves damaged due to other diseases, e.
g., rheumatic fever, bicuspid valve. The bacterial infection and associated inflammation further damage the valves which is further complicated by scarring on healing.
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