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Bacterial Endocarditis of the Aortic Valve

Bacterial Endocarditis of the Aortic Valve

Bacterial endocarditis of the aortic valve

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

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Specialist Medical Reviewer Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
Last Revised February 27, 2013

Last Revised: February 27, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology

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