Specialist expertise: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, Exercise Intolerance, Cardiac CT, Complex Coronary Intervention.
In Greek, “itis” means inflammation. The endocardium is the inner lining of the heart- The myocardium is the muscle, and the epicardium is on the outside of the heart. The Pericardium is on the outside of the heart, not part of the heart itself.
Endocarditis is an inflammation of the lining of the heart and most commonly affects the heart valves, causing them to malfunction.