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timescale for endocarditis

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  • 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.


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