en·​do·​car·​di·​tis | \ ˌen-dō-ˌkär-ˈdī-təs How to pronounce endocarditis (audio) \

Definition of endocarditis

: inflammation of the lining of the heart and its valves

Examples of endocarditis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web View Sample Sign Up Now The cause of death has been identified as cardio-pulmonary arrest secondary to multi-organ system failure, endocarditis, dilated cardiomyopathy and respiratory failure. Hillary Leung, Time, "A 44-Year Old Mexican Man Has Died in ICE Custody in Georgia," 26 July 2019 About nine days later, Madden was removed from opiate withdrawal monitoring and quickly began showing signs of infective endocarditis, such as high heart rate and low blood pressure, chest pain and a low-grade fever, according to the suit. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mother of Franklin man who died in jail sues Milwaukee County," 21 May 2018 From 2014 through 2016, the three hospital systems in Knoxville had provided valve surgery to 117 patients diagnosed with endocarditis from injecting drugs. Abby Goodnough, New York Times, "Injecting Drugs Can Ruin a Heart. How Many Second Chances Should a User Get?," 29 Apr. 2018 Humans with salmonella can suffer the same issues as pets plus, in rougher hits of salmonella, urinary tract infections, endocarditis and artery infections. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Some states prohibit this pet. That doesn't mean its food should have salmonella. | Miami Herald," 16 Apr. 2018 Pollard has been lobbying hospital systems in Knoxville to provide addiction treatment for willing endocarditis patients, at least on a trial basis, after their surgery. Abby Goodnough, Anchorage Daily News, "Injecting drugs can ruin a heart. How many second chances should a user get?," 30 Apr. 2018 As cases have multiplied around the country, doctors who used to only occasionally encounter endocarditis in patients who injected drugs are hungry for guidance. Abby Goodnough, New York Times, "Injecting Drugs Can Ruin a Heart. How Many Second Chances Should a User Get?," 29 Apr. 2018 People with salmonella can suffer the above symptoms and, occasionally, urinary tract infections, arterial infections and endocarditis. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "The week's third salmonella or listeria dog food recall makes April feel like February | Miami Herald," 18 Apr. 2018 There have been case reports of endocarditis caused by tattoos. Judy Schaechter, M.d., miamiherald, "Body art to be even more popular in future as kids emulate their tattooed parents," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of endocarditis

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for endocarditis

New Latin

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“Endocarditis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endocarditis. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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Medical Definition of endocarditis

: inflammation of the lining of the heart and its valves

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