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Endocarditis occurs when the inner lining of the heart (the endocardium) develops inflammation, usually from an infection. Bacterial endocarditis occurs when bacteria are responsible for causing the inflammation. The condition can occur during a number of procedures, such as dental procedures. Cephalexin may help prevent this infection by curbing the growth of bacteria and reducing inflammation.