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.How serious is endocarditis?
Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of the heart and heart valves. The condition is sometimes called infective endocarditis, and it can damage your heart, causing serious complications. Though infective endocarditis is potentially life threatening, most people who are treated with antibiotics recover.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; Fatigue