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Aortic valvular endocarditis, horse. This equine (horse) aorta has been dissected at the level of the valve, separating the artery from the left ventricle (bottom chamber). Nodules are present which have formed as a consequence of endocarditis.

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Credit: Aortic valvular endocarditis, horse. This equine (horse) aorta has been dissected at the level of the valve, separating the artery from the left ventricle (bottom chamber). Nodules are present which have formed as a consequence of endocarditis. . Credit: Michael Frank, Royal Veterinary College. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)


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Endocarditis is an infection of the lining of the heart tissue, caused by bacteria entering the bloodstream.



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