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Endocarditis. Section through a heart affected by inflammation of the endocardium (endocarditis) and an aneurysm in the aortic sinus of the aorta. The endocardium is the innermost layer of tissue that lines the chambers of the heart. Endocarditis may be infective - caused by infection, or non-infective - from some other cause.
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