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Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of mitral valve endocarditis are those of any infection. These include:

  • Flu-like symptoms such as:
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Fatigue
    • Aching muscles and joints
    • Night sweats
    • Headache
  • Shortness of breath or persistent cough
  • Skin paleness
  • Small, painful red bumps under the skin on the fingers and toes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Swelling of the feet, legs or abdomen
  • Blood in the urine
  • A new heart murmur

Contact Information

Cardiovascular Medicine
Division of the CardioVascular Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215