Endocarditis

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

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

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