One valve in this series was explanted because of infective endocarditis
is a condition in which the structures of the heart, particularly the heart valves, contain some type of infection.
Current best practices and guidelines for identification of difficult-to-culture pathogens in infective endocarditis
Procedures associated with infective endocarditis
1% of infective endocarditis
of patients with congenital heart disease (2).
Contribution of systematic serological testing in diagnosis of infective endocarditis
Definite tricuspid valve infective endocarditis
(IE) was diagnosed based on the modified Duke criteria of one major criterion (oscillating masses on the valve leaflets) and three minor criteria (single positive blood cultures, IDU, fever (39[degrees]C) and suspected septic pulmonary emboli).
7% of these cases are MRSA strains which, under certain situations, can cause severe infections such as so called "flesh-eating" disease, necrotizing pneumonia, infective endocarditis
, or more commonly impetigo, cellulitis and abscesses.
Despite great medical progress, infective endocarditis
(IE) remains a life-threatening condition with a high mortality rate (1, 2).
Unique features of infective endocarditis
(IE) is caused by the population of the endothelial layer of the heart valves or structures with any type of microorganism.
Dr Helen Petersen who is involved in the study said that better understanding of the relationship between bacteria and platelets could ultimately lead to new treatments for infective endocarditis
Of 203 patients (mean age 59 years) treated for bacteremia (54), infective endocarditis
(26), and osteomyelitis (123) from Jan.
5) A review (6) of infective endocarditis
patients in India found that 7% (14 of 192) had cardiac abscesses; however, only 2 of those 14 had myocardial abscesses that did not involve the valve or perivalvular areas.
is a bacterial infection of the cardiac valves and endocardium with a high level of mortality and morbidity.