Endocarditis Center

Endocarditis, a serious infection of one of the four heart valves is caused by growth of bacteria on one of the heart valves; leading to an infected massed called a "vegetation." The infection can be caused by having bacteria in the bloodstream after dental work, colonoscopy, or other similar procedures. Endocarditis symptoms include:

Treatment for endocarditis is generally aggressive antibiotic treatment. Read more: Endocarditis Article

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