What is Endocarditis?

Endocarditis is an inflammation of the inner layer of the heart, the endocardium. It usually involves the heart valves (native or prosthetic valves). Other structures that may be involved include the interventricular septum, the chordae tendineae, the mural endocardium, or even the surfaces of intracardiac devices. Endocarditis is characterized by a prototypic lesion, the vegetation.

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Can you get endocarditis from having sex with an infected partner, if semen is...

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the answer is no! Endocarditis requires invasion of pathogens into the bloodstream. The most common...

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Ecocardiography for my mother 67 have below mentioned indications:

Mitral valve - Grade-1 MVP (aml)
Doppler study - mild MR
LV - compliance -...

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I'm sorry your mother is having problems. Regarding her upcoming surgery, the most important considerations are getting...

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Throughout pregnancy, the fetus bathes in a translucent pouch that gradually fills with amniotic fluid until the 35th...

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