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Endocarditis

Overview

The human heart is made up of three layers – outer, middle and inner. They are named as pericardium, myocardium and endocardium respectively. When there is inflammation of the innermost layer or endocardium of heart, the condition is called as Endocarditis. This infection usually involves the inflammation of valves of heart. This inflammation mainly happens due to some infection.

Types

There are two main types of Endocarditis

⦁ Infective Endocarditis
⦁ Non Infective Endocarditis


Signs & Symptoms

⦁ Flu like symptoms – fever, chills etc
⦁ Excessive fatigue
⦁ Shortness of breath
⦁ Night sweating
⦁ Chest pain on breathing
⦁ Weight loss for no reason
⦁ Heart murmur



Causes Or Risk Factors

⦁ Bacterial infection
⦁ Fungal infection
⦁ Artificial heart valves
⦁ Congenital Heart Diseases
⦁ Intravenous drug abuse
⦁ Damaged heart valves


Diagnostic Tools

⦁ ECG (Electrocardiogram)
⦁ Cardiac Doppler
⦁ MRI Heart
⦁ Xray Chest
⦁ Blood tests – CRP, ESR, Igm


Treatment

⦁ Oral medication
⦁ Valve Replacement Surgery


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