Infective Endocarditis

What is Infective Endocarditis?

Infective Endocarditis is a serious, life-threatening medical condition of the valves of the heart.

  • Occurs when bacteria or fungi get into the bloodstream
  • Can happen during injection of substances
  • Bacteria can stick onto and damage one or more of the four heart valves
  • Requires urgent evaluation and treatment at a hospital

For more information please view our page on Infective Endocarditis.