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Endocarditis

 

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Endocarditis

Bacterial endocarditis is an infection of the heart's inner lining (endocardium) or the heart valves. Endocarditis can damage or even destroy your heart valves. It's a rare but serious disease - according to the American Heart Association, about 29,000 cases of endocarditis are diagnosed a year.
 
UW Health Heart and Vascular Care specialists offer treatments for endocarditis that are tailored to suit the type and severity of your diagnosis.
 
Treatments
  • Medication management
  • Surgical repair or replacement of your damaged heart valves