Meaning of valvulitis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌvalvjʊˈlʌɪtɪs/


mass nounMedicine
  • Inflammation of the valves of the heart.

    ‘The disease causes arterial aneurysms, valvulitis, and myocarditis.’
    • ‘Twenty-one percent of patients examined had valvulitis or endocarditis.’
    • ‘The other is a healed rheumatic valvulitis with marked degenerative changes due to hemodynamic injury and possibly acquired degenerative calcific stenosis as well.’
    • ‘The diagnosis of subclinical valvulitis and valvulopathy influences the secondary prophylaxis of rheumatic fever and endocarditis.’