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What causes infection in the blood and heart failure?
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
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In brief: Usually bacteria.
When bacteria enter the bloodstream, a condition called sepsis can result where the cardiovascular system reacts violently in a systemic inflammatory response.
A severe drop in blood pressure, multiple organ failure, and heart dysfunction can occur, which can lead to impaired heart function or heart failure.

In brief: Usually bacteria.
When bacteria enter the bloodstream, a condition called sepsis can result where the cardiovascular system reacts violently in a systemic inflammatory response.
A severe drop in blood pressure, multiple organ failure, and heart dysfunction can occur, which can lead to impaired heart function or heart failure.
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