endocarditis endocarditis

Definition(s):

  • (n) inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves

Usage(s):

  1. Briton Hadden, 31, of Manhattan, co-founder of PTI; of a streptococcus infection of the blood stream which became fatal when endocarditis developed.
  2. Diseases against which penicillin is effective but not fully tested: syphilis, actinomycosis, bacterial endocarditis.
  3. When germs get into the lining of the heart and cause bacterial endocarditis, doctors promptly give up hope because they believe very few patients recover.

News

  1. No Mortality Benefit For Surgery In Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis

    In the first five years after valve replacement approximately 3-6% of patients will develop prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE). These patients are much more likely to die. Now a large observational study — the first of its type — has found that surgery is no better than medical therapy in reducing mortality in these patients. The report from the ICE-PCD (International Collaboration on ...
    on July 16, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. One-Year Mortality Remains High in Patients with Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis

    Prosthetic valve endocarditis (inflammation and infection involving the heart valves and lining of the heart chambers) remains associated with a high one-year mortality rate and early valve replacement does not appear to be associated with lower mortality compared with medical therapy.
    on July 16, 2013     Source: Newswise

  3. 1-year mortality remains high in patients with prosthetic valve endocarditis

    Prosthetic valve endocarditis (inflammation and infection involving the heart valves and lining of the heart chambers) remains associated with a high one-year mortality rate and early valve replacement does not appear to be associated with lower mortality compared with medical therapy.
    on July 16, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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