Discussions By Condition: Heart conditions

timescale for endocarditis

Posted In: Heart conditions 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 9, 2007
  • 04:09 PM

Hi, it's a question that has been bothering me for 18 months. I'm a 39 yr old man and unfortunately contracted subacute endocarditis 18 months ago, it reached an irreparable stage which required surgery (aortic valve replacement). I need to know whether surgery could have been prevented if i had been diagonosed earlier, the was a delay of six to eight weeks after i complained to my doctor with florid symptoms. Can you please tell me if this period of time was crucial, making the difference of needing surgery and not.

Thanks.

Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.