Thank you - that is what I suspected.
The simple answer is yes. If you have a chronic infection, particularly below the knee, then you should be on a daily antibiotic to keep it under control to protect your heart.
Just asking - had another problem as well (only surfaced AFTER the heart failure diagnosis) but kept on wondering about the toe. Not diabetic but on the edge, HbA1c 5.7, which at my age (87) is regarded as OK.
I would think any kind of infection can can not be good for your heart but to be sure call your doctor. Feel better do you have diabetes?