That Life of Endocarditis

Jazzy B & Danny V Production

Disease/Disorder & Who is Mostly Affected ?

  • It's an infection of the heart's inner lining,usually involving the heart valves.
  • It mainly affects 14 years of age and Up.

Describe Symptoms ?

  • Fever and chills
  • A new or changed heart murmur — heart sounds made by blood rushing through your heart
  • Aching joints and muscles
  • Swelling in your feet, legs or abdomen
  • Blood in your urine (either visible or found in a doctor's viewing of your urine under a microscope)
  • Tenderness in your spleen — an infection-fighting abdominal organ on your left side, just below your rib cage
  • Petechiae: tiny purple or red spots on the skin, whites of your eyes or inside your mouth
ETC ....

Want More Information ?

What Is The Prognosis?

  • Over 90% of patients recover those whose endocarditis affects the right side of the heart usually have a better outlook than those with the left side involvement-it's worse than for bacterial endocarditis .
  • Congestive heart failure

How Is It Diagnosed ?

  • Your doctor may suspect it based on your medicial history and physical signs and symptoms such as fever.
  • Blood tests, transesophageal ecnocardiogram electrocardiogram , crest X-Ray and a CT or Mriscan
Infective (Bacterial) Endocarditis