Infective endocarditis

Common Name(s)

Infective endocarditis

Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infection of the inner lining of the heart chambers (endocardium) and valves. This condition is sometimes called "endocarditis," although it is important to distinguish it from non-infective endocarditis. IE is caused by bacteria, fungi, or other germs invading the bloodstream and attaching to the heart. IE can damage the heart and cause serious and sometimes fatal complications. It can develop quickly or slowly depending on what type of germ is causing it and whether there is an underlying heart problem. Common symptoms of IE are fever and other flu-like symptoms, but signs and symptoms can vary. It can also cause problems in many other parts of the body besides the heart. IE is typically treated with antibiotics for several weeks; some individuals may need heart surgery to repair or replace heart valves or remove infected heart tissue.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Infective endocarditis" returned 758 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mycotic aneurysm as a complication of infective endocarditis - a case report.
 

Author(s): Maria Gabriela Lang, Marielle Lang, Rafael Ronsoni

Journal: Rev Assoc Med Bras. 2014 Jul;60(4):298-301.

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2014

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Usefulness of anticoagulant therapy in the prevention of embolic complications in patients with acute infective endocarditis.
 

Author(s): Seung-Jae Lee, Sam-Sae Oh, Dal-Soo Lim, Suk-Keun Hong, Rak-Kyeong Choi, Jin-Sik Park

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():254187.

 

The use of anticoagulant therapy (ACT) in patients with acute infective endocarditis (IE) remains a controversial issue. Our study attempts to estimate the impact of ACT on the occurrence of embolic complications and the usefulness of ACT in the prevention of embolism in IE patients.

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2014

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Surgical experience with infective endocarditis and aortic root abscess.
 

Author(s): Sak Lee, Byung-Chul Chang, Han Ki Park

Journal: Yonsei Med. J.. 2014 Sep;55(5):1253-9.

 

This study was conducted to evaluate the surgical outcomes of active infective endocarditis with aortic root abscess formation.

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2014

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The terms "Infective endocarditis" returned 86 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Native and prosthetic valve infective endocarditis: clinicopathologic correlation and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Adriana Luk, Minhui L Kim, Heather J Ross, Vivek Rao, Tirone E David, Jagdish Butany

Journal: Malays J Pathol. 2014 Aug;36(2):71-81.

 

The incidence of infective endocarditis is 1.5-4.95 cases per 100,000 individuals per year, with a mortality of 14-46% 1-year post infection. The management and decision to operate on selected patients remains controversial. Our study reviews cases of native and prosthetic valve endocarditis ...

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2014

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Biodegradable materials for surgical management of infective endocarditis: new solution or a dead end street?
 

Author(s): Patrick O Myers, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu, Afksendiyos Kalangos

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One third of patients with infective endocarditis will require operative intervention. Given the superiority of valve repair over valve replacement in many indications other than endocarditis, there has been increasing interest and an increasing number of reports of excellent results ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2014

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Rothia aeria infective endocarditis: a first case in Korea and literature review.
 

Author(s): Uh-Jin Kim, Eun Jeong Won, Ji-Eun Kim, Mi-Ok Jang, Seung-Ji Kang, Hee-Chang Jang, Kyung-Hwa Park, Sook-In Jung, Jong-Hee Shin

Journal: Ann Lab Med. 2014 Jul;34(4):317-20.

 

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2014

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Infective Endocarditis in Developing Countries, a Prospective, Observational, Multicentre Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Infective Endocarditis

 

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2014

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Beta-lactam Pharmacokinetics in Patients With Infective Endocarditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Infective Endocarditis

 

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2014

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Fosfomycin Plus Imipenem for Treatment of Infective Endocarditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Infective Endocarditis

 

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2013

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