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 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Role of aminoglycosides in the treatment of bacterial endocarditis.
 

Author(s): J C Graham, F K Gould

Journal: J. Antimicrob. Chemother.. 2002 Mar;49(3):437-44.

 

Aminoglycosides are often used in combination with glycopeptides and beta-lactams for the treatment of bacterial endocarditis caused by alpha-haemolytic streptococci, staphylococci and enterococci. Recommendations on dosing and duration of aminoglycoside therapy vary; we detail the ...

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2002

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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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Fosfomycin Plus Imipenem for Treatment of Infective Endocarditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Infective Endocarditis

 

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2013

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18-FDG PET/CT Imaging and Clinical Decisions in Infective Endocarditis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Infective Endocarditis

 

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2014

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