ENDOCARDITIS

What is Endocarditis?

Infection and/or inflammation of heart valve(s) may be due to bacteria (rarely fungus or virus) in the blood stream attaching to and damaging the heart valves; in other cases, the immune system may attack the valves (auto-immune).

What are the Symptoms of Endocarditis?

Signs and symptoms of endocarditis may include:

  • Fever

  • Murmur

  • Fatigue

  • Weight loss

  • Muscle and/or joint pain

  • Painful sores on your fingers/toes

  • Red spots on your palms/soles

  • Dark lines in the finger nails

How is Endocarditis Diagnosed?

Testing for endocarditis may include:​

How is Endocarditis Treated?

Endocarditis treatment usually consists of intravenous antibiotics but in cases of significant bacterial build up, abscess, embolism and/or valve damage, surgery may be required to repair or replace the valve.

HeartPlace Plano West has the best cardiologists, electrophysiologists, and vascular surgeons in Plano, TX. 

HEARTPLACE PLANO WEST

6124 West Parker Road
Medical Building 3, Suite 536
Plano, Texas 75093

Phone: 972-378-9560

Fax: 844-290-4363

Location Hours: 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm (M-F)

HEARTPLACE ALLEN

1105 Central Expressway North
Medical Building 2, 3rd Floor, Suite 2330

Allen, Texas 75013

Phone: 972-649-6511

Fax: 844-290-4360

Location Hours: 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm (M-F)

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