Meaning of endocarditis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɛndəʊkɑːˈdʌɪtɪs/


mass nounMedicine
  • Inflammation of the endocardium.

    ‘Infection in this population often results in central nervous system involvement and septicemia, but may include pneumonia and endocarditis.’
    • ‘Identification of the organism and treatment will prevent progression to meningitis, endocarditis or other complications.’
    • ‘People with some types of heart defects are at greater risk of developing bacterial endocarditis.’
    • ‘Patients at high risk of bacterial endocarditis include those with prosthetic heart valves, congenital heart disease and previous history of bacterial endocarditis.’
    • ‘Up to 30% of patients have cardiac murmurs due to endocarditis or pancarditis.’