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What is meant by infective endocarditis?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Heart infection

Infective endocarditis (ie) is an infection of the endocardial surface (lining) of the heart, which may include one or more heart valves, the walls, or a septal defect.
People at greatest risk of endocarditis have a damaged heart valve, an artificial heart valve or other heart defects.

In brief: Heart infection

Infective endocarditis (ie) is an infection of the endocardial surface (lining) of the heart, which may include one or more heart valves, the walls, or a septal defect.
People at greatest risk of endocarditis have a damaged heart valve, an artificial heart valve or other heart defects.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Heart valve infxn

Endocarditis is an infection of a heart valve.
Generally confirmed on echocardiogram.

In brief: Heart valve infxn

Endocarditis is an infection of a heart valve.
Generally confirmed on echocardiogram.
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. James Thompson
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Heart infection

It is usually when there are bacteria in the heart, usually growing on one of the valves.
It can also be caused by fungi. People with certain forms of congenital heart defects, immune disorders, and IV drug abusers are those most commonly affected.

In brief: Heart infection

It is usually when there are bacteria in the heart, usually growing on one of the valves.
It can also be caused by fungi. People with certain forms of congenital heart defects, immune disorders, and IV drug abusers are those most commonly affected.
Dr. James Thompson
Dr. James Thompson
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