Endocarditis is inflammation of the inside lining of the heart chambers and heart valves (endocardium).
Endocarditis can involve the heart muscle, heart valves, or lining of the heart. Most people who develop endocarditis have have some abnormality of a heart valve.
Risk factors for developing endocarditis include:
Subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE) is an infection that centers on the inner surfaces of the heart, usually on valvular tissue. Because... Read more »