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Endocarditis

Endocarditis: Introduction

Endocarditis: Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Endocarditis is available below.

Symptoms of Endocarditis

Treatments for Endocarditis

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Endocarditis?

Endocarditis: Related Patient Stories

Endocarditis: Deaths

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Types of Endocarditis

Endocarditis: Complications

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Causes of Endocarditis

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Disease Topics Related To Endocarditis

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Endocarditis: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Endocarditis

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be...read more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even...read more »

Endocarditis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Endocarditis

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Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Endocarditis, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Endocarditis: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Latest Treatments for Endocarditis

Endocarditis: Animations

Research about Endocarditis

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Clinical Trials for Endocarditis

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Endocarditis include:

Prevention of Endocarditis

Prevention information for Endocarditis has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Endocarditis.

Statistics for Endocarditis

Endocarditis: Broader Related Topics

Endocarditis Message Boards

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User Interactive Forums

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Definitions of Endocarditis:

Exudative and proliferative inflammatory alterations of the endocardium, characterized by the presence of vegetations on the surface of the endocardium or in the endocardium itself, and most commonly involving a heart valve, but sometimes affecting the inner lining of the cardiac chambers or the endocardium elsewhere. It may occur as a primary disorder or as a complication of or in association with another disease. (Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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