"Endocarditis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart (ENDOCARDIUM), the continuous membrane lining the four chambers and HEART VALVES. It is often caused by microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and rickettsiae. Left untreated, endocarditis can damage heart valves and become life-threatening.
- Infective Endocarditis
- Endocarditides, Infective
- Endocarditis, Infective
- Infective Endocarditides
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Endocarditis".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Endocarditis".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Endocarditis" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Endocarditis" was a major or minor topic of these publication.