An infection of the heart's inner lining (endocardium) or the heart valves.
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Ernest G. Brookfield, M.D.(pediatrics) discusses this disease, what it is and what the causes are, complications, symptoms, tests and prevention.
Diagnosis and Management of Infective Endocarditis and Its Complications
American Heart Association Scientific Statement.
A look at endocarditis, explaining what it is, who should take antibiotics for dental and certain other procedures, and cardiac conditions associated with the risk.
Looks at this disease and gives the definition, causes, incidents and risk factor. Also covers culture-negative and infective endocarditis.
The Merck Manual
A look at endocarditis, the symptoms and signs, diagnosing, prognosis, prophylaxis, treatment, valve surgery, and response to treatment.
NHS Choices: Endocarditis
Provides information on this rare but serious condition where the inner lining of the heart becomes inflamed. Includes details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
The Merck Manual: A look at the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.
An explanation along with discussion on symptoms, causes and treatments and complications for endocarditis.
Preventing Bacterial Endocarditis: American Heart Association Guidelines - February 1, 1998 - American Family Physician
An explanation of what this disease is and who is at risk. Also detailed guidelines for the procedures requiring antibiotic prophylaxis and the dosage and type required.
The University of New South Wales
Image of bacterial infection on mitral valve. Click on the image and get a further explanation.