Endocarditis

Endocarditis, also called infective endocarditis (IE), is an inflammation of the inner lining of the heart. The most common type, bacterial endocarditis, occurs when germs enter your heart. These germs come through your bloodstream from another part of your body, often your mouth. Bacterial endocarditis can damage your heart valves. If untreated, it can be life-threatening. It is rare in healthy hearts.

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  1. Endocarditis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Endocarditis, also called infective endocarditis (IE), is an inflammation of the inner lining of the heart. The most common type, bacterial endocarditis, occurs when germs ...
  2. ... chambers and heart valves is called the endocardium. Endocarditis occurs when this tissue becomes swollen or inflamed, ... Endocarditis occurs when germs enter the bloodstream and then travel to the heart. Bacterial infection is the ...
  3. Endocarditis is inflammation of the inside lining of the heart chambers and heart valves (endocardium). It is ... Endocarditis can involve the heart muscle, heart valves, or lining of the heart. Some people who develop ...
  4. Culture-negative endocarditis is an infection and inflammation of the lining of one or more heart valves, but no endocarditis-causing ...
  5. Infective Endocarditis (Merck & Co., Inc.)  
    Merck & Co., Inc. ... Endocarditis/Start Here ... Endocarditis ... Infective Endocarditis - Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment from the Merck Manuals - ...
  6. Infective Endocarditis (Texas Heart Institute)  
    Infective endocarditis is an infection of the lining of the heart's chambers (called the endocardium) or the heart's valves. ...
  7. Endocarditis is an infection and inflammation of the valves in the heart. When the infection cannot be ... bloodstream, it is referred to as culture-negative endocarditis.
  8. Infective Endocarditis (American Heart Association)  
    endocarditis, infective endocarditis, bacterial endocarditis, antibiotics, prophylaxis
  9. Infectious endocarditis involves the heart valves and is most commonly found in people who have underlying heart disease. Sources ...
  10. What Is Infective Endocarditis? (American Heart Association) - PDF  
    PDF ... American Heart Association ... Endocarditis/Start Here ... Endocarditis
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