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Endocarditis Directory

Endocarditis is inflammation or infection of the inner lining of the heart or heart valves. People with a heart defect, damaged or artificial heart valve, or history of heart surgery are more likely to develop endocarditis. Endocarditis can lead to stroke, heart failure, and death. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how endocarditis occurs, what the symptoms are, how to treat it, and much more.

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