Bacterial Endocarditis | Complications

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Are there complications of BE?

Once infected, your heart may not pump blood as well as it did before. This is called heart failure. Other problems include irregularities of the heartbeat, damage to the heart muscle and blood clots. If BE isn't treated, it can lead to death.

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Management of Bacterial Endocarditis by BE Giessel, MD; CJ Koenig, MD; RL Blake Jr, MD (American Family Physician March 15, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000315/1725.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 09/00

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