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.