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 StaffPrimary Medical Reviewer Rakesh K. Pai, MD - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology

Current as ofDecember 6, 2017

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