Features July 2018 Issue

Take Heart Infections Seriously

In endocarditis, bacteria invade the heart. Early antibiotic therapy is needed to avoid surgery.

Take Heart Infections Seriously

Learning the symptoms and acting quickly could save your life.

Bacteria are everywhere, and from time to time they make us sick. Yet few people become alarmed when bacteria settle in their throat or lungs. After a few days of antibiotics, their sore throat or flu-like symptoms disappear, and they feel fine.

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