Endocarditis, Non Infective
Endocarditis, Non-Bacterial Thrombotic
Non Infective Endocarditis
Non-Bacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis
Formation of a non-infectious THROMBUS, referred to as vegetation, on previously undamaged ENDOCARDIUM. It usually occurs as a complication of connective-tissue diseases and cancers because of the associated hypercoagulable state (see THROMBOPHILIA).