Blood PressureCoronary Artery DiseaseHeart FailureRelated ConditionsRisks Take Heart Infections Seriously Learning the symptoms and acting quickly could save your life. estaff Published: June 20, 2018 0 Print Email Facebook Twitter 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. To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe Subscribe to Heart Advisor Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password?