You will be admitted to the hospital so you can receive medicines through a vein. Long-term, high-dose antibiotic or antifungal treatment is needed. Treatment is usually given for 4 - 6 weeks.
Surgery may be needed to replace damaged heart valves.
Heart valves may be damaged if diagnosis and treatment are delayed.
- Abnormal connections within the heart
- Blood clots that travel to brain, kidneys, lungs, or abdomen
- Brain abscess
- Congestive heart failure
- Rapid or irregular heartbeats, including atrial fibrillation
- Severe valve damage
Calling your health care provider