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

Researchers review bacteriophage treatment

Researchers review bacteriophage treatment

Benefits, challenges in the use of transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement for congenital heart disorders

Benefits, challenges in the use of transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement for congenital heart disorders

People with cocaine- and opioid-use disorders infected with COVID-19 have greater risk of endocarditis

People with cocaine- and opioid-use disorders infected with COVID-19 have greater risk of endocarditis

Study finds spike in endocarditis among patients with cocaine or opioid use disorder from 2011 to 2022

Study finds spike in endocarditis among patients with cocaine or opioid use disorder from 2011 to 2022

Generating a mutation in key molecules could offer new way to prevent and treat gonorrhea

Generating a mutation in key molecules could offer new way to prevent and treat gonorrhea

Tattoos can induce bloodstream infections

Tattoos can induce bloodstream infections

Study generates a picture of the myocardial transcriptional landscape of COVID-19

Study generates a picture of the myocardial transcriptional landscape of COVID-19

Outpatient antibiotic treatment for infective endocarditis improves outcomes, reduces costs

Outpatient antibiotic treatment for infective endocarditis improves outcomes, reduces costs

The 'Ross procedure' may be a more favorable option for aortic valve replacement in younger adults

The 'Ross procedure' may be a more favorable option for aortic valve replacement in younger adults

Cessation of antibiotic prophylaxis in dentistry led to no increase in infective endocarditis

Cessation of antibiotic prophylaxis in dentistry led to no increase in infective endocarditis

Research finds quick recovery of heart function in children with COVID-19-related MIS-C

Research finds quick recovery of heart function in children with COVID-19-related MIS-C

Both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events

Both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events

Newly discovered species of Enterococcus bacteria named after the John Innes Centre

Newly discovered species of Enterococcus bacteria named after the John Innes Centre

Formal health care transition programs needed to provide uninterrupted support for youth with Kawasaki disease

Formal health care transition programs needed to provide uninterrupted support for youth with Kawasaki disease

New AHA Presidential Advisory addresses opioid use and its effects on heart and brain health

New AHA Presidential Advisory addresses opioid use and its effects on heart and brain health

Study demonstrates the potency of herbal medicines against Bartonella henselae

Study demonstrates the potency of herbal medicines against Bartonella henselae

Novel technology can be effective non-surgical treatment option for congenital heart disease patients

Novel technology can be effective non-surgical treatment option for congenital heart disease patients

Maintenance of good oral health may help prevent heart infection caused by mouth bacteria

Maintenance of good oral health may help prevent heart infection caused by mouth bacteria

U.S. opioid epidemic associated with increase in infective endocarditis and strokes

U.S. opioid epidemic associated with increase in infective endocarditis and strokes

Researchers develop new weapon to fight against resistant bacteria

Researchers develop new weapon to fight against resistant bacteria