4 Warning signs of Infective Endocarditis

The innermost lining of the heart, including the valves is called the endocardium. Infective endocarditis is the infection of this inner lining. There are some tell-tale warning signs to look out for Infective Endocarditis.

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1.  Body pain

There may be generalized body ache and joint pain. Along with that, you may also experience sudden weight loss.

2.  Spots on body

Sometimes red painless spots on your palms called Janeway Lesions may occur. Red painful spots on fingers and toes called Oslers Nodes is another sign that may show up.

3. Shortness of breath

You may experience shortness of breath and swelling of legs (signs of congestive heart failure).

4. Change in Heart murmur

You may experience change in the heart murmur. It is important to seek the doctor’s help as soon as possible.

 

 

 

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