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Endocarditis

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Endocarditis

UW Health Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care doctors provide treatment for endocarditis, an infection of the heart's inner lining (endocardium) or the heart valves.

 

About Bacterial 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