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Do people with endocarditis need heart valve surger?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care

In brief: Endocarditis

Patients with endocarditis do not always require heart valve surgery.
Endocarditis does not always involve the heart valves are even when it does they may not damaged severely enough to warrant surgery. Treatment with antibiotics may be sufficient to take care of the problem.

In brief: Endocarditis

Patients with endocarditis do not always require heart valve surgery.
Endocarditis does not always involve the heart valves are even when it does they may not damaged severely enough to warrant surgery. Treatment with antibiotics may be sufficient to take care of the problem.
Dr. Jason Adler
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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Sometimes

Depends on response to antibiotics, the size of the vegetation and whether there are other complications like sroke , renal failure or heart block.
Also if the valve is severely damaged and leaks significicantly o rif the individual is unstable(shock) then surgery is more likely. A good reponse to antibiotics can often avoid surgery.

In brief: Sometimes

Depends on response to antibiotics, the size of the vegetation and whether there are other complications like sroke , renal failure or heart block.
Also if the valve is severely damaged and leaks significicantly o rif the individual is unstable(shock) then surgery is more likely. A good reponse to antibiotics can often avoid surgery.
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