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    Bacterial endocarditis of the aortic valve

    Bacterial endocarditis of the aortic valve

    The heart with detail of a normal aortic valve and an infected aortic valve

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

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
    Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

    Current as ofOctober 1, 2015

    Current as of: October 1, 2015

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

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