Endocarditis- Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Prevention


What is Endocarditis? The endocardium is the heart’s inner lining. Endocarditis is an inflammation of the inner lining. Endocarditis typically occurs when bacteria, fungi, or other germs from the atmosphere or other areas of the body, such as your mouth, spread into your bloodstream and bind to heart valves. Endocarditis may weaken or kill your heart valves and contribute to life-threatening complications if not treated quickly. What are the symptoms of endocarditis? Endocarditis symptoms can be difficult to detect and vague and can develop gradually over weeks or months. However,…

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