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Why does infective endocarditis attack the mitral valve and not the other ones?
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: It affects all valve
The left sided valves (aortic and mitral) are commonly the most fequent infected.
This can result from dental work, infections elsewhere. The right sided valves can get infected too with the tricuspid eing more frequently involved. Ths is seen in i've drug users frequently.

In brief: It affects all valve
The left sided valves (aortic and mitral) are commonly the most fequent infected.
This can result from dental work, infections elsewhere. The right sided valves can get infected too with the tricuspid eing more frequently involved. Ths is seen in i've drug users frequently.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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In brief: Yes, per current inf
Current info does substantiate such a periodontal cardiac relationship.
Flossing is important in maintaining proper periodontal health.

In brief: Yes, per current inf
Current info does substantiate such a periodontal cardiac relationship.
Flossing is important in maintaining proper periodontal health.
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