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Endocarditis is an inflammation of your heart's inner lining. The most common type, bacterial endocarditis, occurs when germs enter your heart. These germs come through your bloodstream from another part of your body, often your mouth. Bacterial endocarditis can damage your heart valves. If untreated, it can be life-threatening. It is rare in healthy hearts.
Substance use disorder can complicate postoperative valvular heart disease, shows study

Substance use disorder can complicate postoperative valvular heart disease, shows study

Study: Public reporting on aortic valve replacement outcomes has resulted in fewer surgeries

Study: Public reporting on aortic valve replacement outcomes has resulted in fewer surgeries

Study finds increasing risk of heart valve infections in hospitals

Study finds increasing risk of heart valve infections in hospitals

Alarming number of life-threatening heart infections related to drug abuse

Alarming number of life-threatening heart infections related to drug abuse

Cigarette smoke can make MRSA bacterium more resistant to antibiotics

Cigarette smoke can make MRSA bacterium more resistant to antibiotics

Scientists discover new way to direct stem cells to heart tissue

Scientists discover new way to direct stem cells to heart tissue

Studies verify novel method of HIV transmission among injection drug users and effective prevention

Studies verify novel method of HIV transmission among injection drug users and effective prevention

Study identifies how enterococci bacteria cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections

Study identifies how enterococci bacteria cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections

Effective hand hygiene key to reducing hospital-based infections

Effective hand hygiene key to reducing hospital-based infections

National Australian Hand Hygiene Initiative reduces risks of healthcare-associated S. aureus infections

National Australian Hand Hygiene Initiative reduces risks of healthcare-associated S. aureus infections

Children’s ball pits full of pathogenic microbes

Children’s ball pits full of pathogenic microbes

Ball pits used in children's physical therapy may contribute to germ transmission

Ball pits used in children's physical therapy may contribute to germ transmission

Partial oral antibiotic therapy shows efficacy and safety in patients with infectious endocarditis

Partial oral antibiotic therapy shows efficacy and safety in patients with infectious endocarditis

Absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope can reduce rate of cardiac device infections

Absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope can reduce rate of cardiac device infections

Intravenous drug use related to dramatic increase in dangerous heart infection

Intravenous drug use related to dramatic increase in dangerous heart infection

Novel lysin therapy shows promise for fighting drug-resistant bacteria

Novel lysin therapy shows promise for fighting drug-resistant bacteria

Vaccination with live S. mitis may offer protection from Streptococcus pneumoniae

Vaccination with live S. mitis may offer protection from Streptococcus pneumoniae

Research finds steep rise in infection-related stroke due to opioid epidemic

Research finds steep rise in infection-related stroke due to opioid epidemic

Injection of opioids may increase infective endocarditis risk

Injection of opioids may increase infective endocarditis risk

Staphylococcus aureus: Study describes development of resistance to antibiotic for the first time

Staphylococcus aureus: Study describes development of resistance to antibiotic for the first time