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Why could you get inflammation of a heart valve?

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Dr. Mark URMAN
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Rheumatic fever

Untreated strep throat (usually in children) can lead to rheumatic fever which can cause severe inflammation and permanent damage to a heart valve (rheumatic heart disease).

In brief: Rheumatic fever

Untreated strep throat (usually in children) can lead to rheumatic fever which can cause severe inflammation and permanent damage to a heart valve (rheumatic heart disease).
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Dr. Mark URMAN
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually an infection

Bacteria in the blood stream from an infection can infect a heart valve causing severe inflammation and damage and leading to heart failure, stroke, need for heart valve surgery and/or death.
Occasionally, heart valves can be inflamed from other chronic inflammatory medical conditions (such as lupus).

In brief: Usually an infection

Bacteria in the blood stream from an infection can infect a heart valve causing severe inflammation and damage and leading to heart failure, stroke, need for heart valve surgery and/or death.
Occasionally, heart valves can be inflamed from other chronic inflammatory medical conditions (such as lupus).
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