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Do other illnesses make a person more prone to cardiovascular infection?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

People with pre-existing illnesses of the heart such as coronary artery disease or heart valve replacement are more susceptible to cardiovascular infection. Rheumatic fever is another illness that can increase risk. Previous cardiovascular infection and bacterial infections that enter the bloodstream can also cause the condition.

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