As someone who knows first hand use how bad a case of endocarditis can be, I am always looking for ways to prevent any instance of infection. If you've not read my posts about how horrible a heart coated in green fungal slime can be, read here.
|For Marfan Syndrome challenged, an infection can be deadly - always use clean razors!|
SImple little good health and hygiene practices can spare one from a very painful, even deadly episode of heart infection.
An infection, anywhere on the body, can enter the blood stream and impact the heart, causing dangerous inflammation. Inflammation can cause vascular damage in anyone, but especially in those of us with connective tissue disorders like Marfan Syndrome.
Skin infections can quickly reach the heart through a cut or scrape. Once the cardiovascular system becomes infected and inflamed, this condition can produce deadly results.
Infective endocarditis is especially dangerous for those with prosthetic heart devices such as the mechanical aortic valve in my heart and the Dacron graft across my ascending aorta.