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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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