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What is the treatment for endocarditis?

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In most cases, your doctor will prescribe antibiotics to treat endocarditis. Usually, you will stay in the hospital for about a week to receive them through an IV. You may need IV antibiotics for between 2 and 6 weeks, but some of that might be from home. In some cases, endocarditis requires surgery to completely clear it, or to replace a damaged heart valve.

From: What is Endocarditis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “What is Infective Endocarditis?”

Mayo Clinic: “Endocarditis.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What is Endocarditis?” “What is a Heart Murmur?”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 01, 2018

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “What is Infective Endocarditis?”

Mayo Clinic: “Endocarditis.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What is Endocarditis?” “What is a Heart Murmur?”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 01, 2018

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