Endocarditis: Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart.
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Symptoms of Endocarditis
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Types of Endocarditis
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Disease Topics Related To Endocarditis
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Endocarditis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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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 »
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Clinical Trials for Endocarditis
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Prevention of Endocarditis
Prevention information for Endocarditis has been compiled from various data sources
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None of these methods guarantee prevention of Endocarditis.
- Preventive antibiotics for dental procedures
- Preventive antibiotics for surgery
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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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