Patient Comments: Endocarditis - Treatment

What kinds of treatment, including medication, did you receive for endocarditis?

Comment from: Ratchet102, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 23

I had mechanical valve replacement for endocarditis, a total of 10 weeks of IV antibiotics because the infection was still present during surgery. I was started on Keppra due to strokes/seizures, Toprol XL, lisinopril, and Coumadin for life.

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Comment from: Rusty, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: March 10

I have been in hospital since the 29th February, 2015 following two months of not feeling well which accelerated over the two weeks before being hospitalized. My symptoms of endocarditis were feeling very cold that required heavy clothing and hot water bottles! Very heavy bouts of severe shaking and often buckets of sweat. Happily, now in hospital, those symptoms are now gone but the antibiotic will continue for a further 5 weeks when hopefully they would have done their job and no surgery will be required.

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Comment from: patricia, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 16

My mum's treatment was surgery to replace her heart valve. The operation went well but unfortunately it has been a very slow recovery for her, she is also on an antibiotic for the next 6 weeks.

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