Endocarditis (Inflammation of the Heart Valve)

About- Endocarditis also called infective endocarditis or inflammation of the heart valve is an infection of the inner lining of heart chambers (endocardium) and heart valves.
 
Symptoms-
Endocarditis Abdominal bloating
Endocarditis Blood in the urine
Endocarditis Chest pain
Endocarditis Chills
Endocarditis Cough 
Endocarditis Decreased appetite
Endocarditis Fatigue
Endocarditis Fever
Endocarditis Heart murmur
Endocarditis Muscle and joint pain
Endocarditis Nausea 
Endocarditis Night sweats
Endocarditis Osler's nodes (red, tender spots under the skin of the fingers or toes)
Endocarditis Pale skin
Endocarditis Petechiae
Endocarditis Shortness of breath
Endocarditis Spleen tenderness
Endocarditis Swelling (edema) in the feet, legs or abdomen
Endocarditis Unexplained weight loss
 
Causes-
Endocarditis occurs when bacteria (mostly), fungi or other microorganisms enter the bloodstream, travel to heart, and attach to abnormal heart valves or damaged heart tissue. These can enter into the bloodstream through

Endocarditis Catheters
Endocarditis Certain dental procedures
Endocarditis Contaminated needles and syringes
Endocarditis Everyday oral activities such as brushing the teeth
Endocarditis Gum disease
Endocarditis Inflammatory bowel disease
Endocarditis Needles used for tattoos and body piercing
Endocarditis Poor oral hygiene
Endocarditis Sexually transmitted infection
Endocarditis Skin sore
 
Specialists to visit
Cardiologist Cardiologist
Cardiologist Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Cardiologist Infectious Disease Doctor

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.health.harvard.edu
https://my.clevelandclinic.org 

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