Bacterial Endocarditis of the Aortic Valve

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Bacterial Endocarditis of the Aortic Valve

Picture of bacterial endocarditis

In endocarditis, bacteria that have entered the bloodstream settle on the inside of the heart, usually on the heart valves.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerW. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Last RevisedMarch 9, 2011

Last Revised: March 9, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease




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