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What is inflammation of a heart valve called?

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Dr. George Mathew
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Endocarditis

Any valve inflammation is called endocaritis.

In brief: Endocarditis

Any valve inflammation is called endocaritis.
Dr. George Mathew
Dr. George Mathew
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Inflammation?

Do you have the right term here.
While inflammation can affect any organ in the body, inflammation of a heart valve, other than that which leads to myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve is not usually discussed. Atherosclerosis can affect the heart valves and inflammation is a contributor to that, but that is a separate issue. Did you mean infection? That would be infective endocarditis.

In brief: Inflammation?

Do you have the right term here.
While inflammation can affect any organ in the body, inflammation of a heart valve, other than that which leads to myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve is not usually discussed. Atherosclerosis can affect the heart valves and inflammation is a contributor to that, but that is a separate issue. Did you mean infection? That would be infective endocarditis.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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