If you have a normal heart, you have a low risk for endocarditis. But if you have a problem with your heart that affects normal blood flow through the heart, it is more likely that bacteria or fungi will attach to heart tissue. This puts you at
a higher risk for endocarditis.
You have a higher risk of endocarditis if you have:
Talk to your health care professional if you have any signs of infection that last for many days, especially if you have a heart condition. Common signs:
You may also experience other symptoms that should prompt you to call your health care team: