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Bacterial Endocarditis of the Aortic Valve

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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Last Revised March 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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