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Bacterial or Fungal Infection of Mitral Valve

Mitral valve endocarditis is a bacterial or fungal infection of the mitral valve.

Causes the Valve to Leak

This can damage or even destroy the valve by causing growths or holes on the valve or scarring of the valve tissue, most often causing the valve to leak.

Can Be Fatal

Without treatment, the condition can be fatal.

Contact Information

Cardiac Surgery
Division of the CardioVascular Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lowry Medical Office Building, 2A
110 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215