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Bacterial endocarditis of the aortic valve

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.

Current as of: December 15, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff

Rakesh K. Pai, MD - Cardiology, Electrophysiology

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology