Endocarditis

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.
What is Endocarditis?

Endocarditis is an infection of the heart that can be fatal if left untreated. In this condition, the inner lining of the heart or endocardium becomes infected, usually by bacteria that enter the bloodstream and get carried towards the heart.

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Latest Endocarditis News and Research

Ten-year follow-up study shows safety and efficacy of TPV device

Ten-year follow-up study shows safety and efficacy of TPV device

Study finds new infection route for bacterium that spreads from horses to humans

Study finds new infection route for bacterium that spreads from horses to humans

Medications meant for opioid use disorder improve outcomes after endocarditis hospitalization

Medications meant for opioid use disorder improve outcomes after endocarditis hospitalization

Trusting injection drug users with IV antibiotics at home: It can work

Trusting injection drug users with IV antibiotics at home: It can work

Researchers develop novel therapy to combat antibiotic-resistant superbug infections

Researchers develop novel therapy to combat antibiotic-resistant superbug infections

Controlled-release opioids may lead to endocarditis in injection drug users

Controlled-release opioids may lead to endocarditis in injection drug users

New trial shows how parents can avoid bringing dangerous bacteria into the NICU

New trial shows how parents can avoid bringing dangerous bacteria into the NICU

Isolated components of Saussurea have positive effect on bone tissue regeneration

Isolated components of Saussurea have positive effect on bone tissue regeneration

Hospitals take shot at opioid makers over cost of treating uninsured for addiction

Hospitals take shot at opioid makers over cost of treating uninsured for addiction

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