Bacterial Endocarditis

Common Name(s)

Bacterial Endocarditis

Bacterial endocarditis occurs when bacteria infect or inflame the inner lining of the heart (endocardium). To reach this area of the heart, the bacteria usually travel from another area of the body through the blood stream. Symptoms of bacterial endocarditis include fever and chills, changed heart murmur (sounds your heart makes from pumping blood), fatigue, shortness of breath, night sweats, and joint pain, among others. People who have had a previous case of endocarditis or heart defects are more likely to develop bacterial endocarditis. Bacterial endocarditis can be treated with antibiotics. Surgery also might be necessary for some patients if the bacterial endocarditis has caused heart damage.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Bacterial Endocarditis" returned 184 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Late bacterial endocarditis of an Amplatzer atrial septal device.
 

Author(s): Bhavith Aruni, Ali Sharifian, Paula Eryazici, Cesar J Herrera

Journal: Indian Heart J. ;65(4):450-1.

 

A 59-year-old male with an secundum atrial septal defect status post repair with an Amplatzer occluder in 2001 was admitted with sepsis and MRSA bacteremia. Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) showed presence of an overlying mobile echogenic structure on the left atrial surface ...

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2013

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Long-term survival of dialysis patients with bacterial endocarditis undergoing valvular replacement surgery in the United States.
 

Author(s): Maxwell D Leither, Gautam R Shroff, Shu Ding, David T Gilbertson, Charles A Herzog

Journal: Circulation. 2013 Jul;128(4):344-51.

 

Bacterial endocarditis in dialysis patients is associated with high mortality rates. The literature is limited on the long-term outcomes of valvular replacement surgery and the choice of prosthesis in dialysis patients with bacterial endocarditis.

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2013

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Endocarditis in adults with bacterial meningitis.
 

Author(s): Marjolein J Lucas, Matthijs C Brouwer, Arie van der Ende, Diederik van de Beek

Journal: Circulation. 2013 May;127(20):2056-62.

 

Endocarditis may precede or complicate bacterial meningitis, but the incidence and impact of endocarditis in bacterial meningitis are unknown.

Last Updated: 21 May 2013

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The terms "Bacterial Endocarditis" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The bacteremia of dental origin and its implications in the appearance of bacterial endocarditis.
 

Author(s): María-Rocío Mang-de la Rosa, Lizett Castellanos-Cosano, María-Jesús Romero-Perez, Antonio Cutando

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Numerous systemic diseases may affect the oral cavity and vice versa,in particular severe diseases that involve the heart valve. In these cases, additional measures or a modification to our dental treatment need to be taken. We are aware of various diseases that can cause the emergence ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2013

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Infected splenic artery aneurysm with associated splenic abscess formation secondary to bacterial endocarditis: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Robert A McCready, M Ann Bryant, John W Fehrenbacher, Michael G Rowe

Journal: J. Vasc. Surg.. 2007 May;45(5):1066-8.

 

Infected aneurysms are rare and may present with rupture or sepsis. Surgical treatment is often required to prevent catastrophic sequelae. Bacterial endocarditis is one of the classic causes of infected aneurysm. We present a case of a 6.1-cm infected splenic artery aneurysm secondary ...

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2007

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The role of aminoglycosides in combination with a beta-lactam for the treatment of bacterial endocarditis: a meta-analysis of comparative trials.
 

Author(s): Matthew E Falagas, Dimitrios K Matthaiou, Ioannis A Bliziotis

Journal: J. Antimicrob. Chemother.. 2006 Apr;57(4):639-47.

 

The addition of an aminoglycoside to a beta-lactam for the treatment of patients with infective endocarditis has been supported by data from laboratory and animal studies.

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2006

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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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