If germs or bacteria from other parts of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your blood and attach to this lining, it causes endocarditis. If the infection isn't treated with antibiotics or surgery, it can do permanent damage and can even be deadly.Can you develop endocarditis all of sudden?
Endocarditis may develop slowly or suddenly, depending on what germs are causing the infection and whether you have any underlying heart problems. Signs and symptoms of endocarditis can vary from person to person. Common signs and symptoms of endocarditis include: Aching joints and muscles; Chest pain when you breathe; FatigueCan infective endocarditis be cured?
If left untreated, infective endocarditis continues to progress and is always fatal. However, if it is diagnosed and properly treated within the first six weeks of infection, the infection can be completely cured in about 90% of the cases.What is the difference between endocarditis and pericarditis?
• Endocarditis is the inflammation of the inner covering of the heart while pericarditis is inflammation of the outer covering of the heart. • Endocarditis presents commonly with palpitation, fever of unknown origin, and chest pain. Pericarditis presents with a chest pain that lessens with bending forwards.