Left-Sided MRSA Endocarditis Successfully Treated with a Combination of Daptomycin and Ceftaroline
Vancomycin is the recommended drug for treating endocarditis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Daptomycin is not inferior to vancomycin for treating MRSA bacteremia and right-sided endocarditis. There is synergistic activity between daptomycin and ceftaroline. Fifty percent of all cases of bacterial endocarditis are caused by S. aureus, half of which are caused by methicillin-resistant strains (1). A retrospective review of 133 cases of S. aureus endocarditis indicated an overall mortality rate of 38% for left-sided endocarditis in comparison to 17% for right-sided endocarditis (2). (Source: Cli...
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - March 24, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Claudia D. Jarrin Tejada, Richard P. Wenzel Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

How to make all-natural herbal toothpaste and toothpowder
(NaturalNews) Keeping a clean mouth isn't just important for pleasant-smelling breath but also increases your chance of maintaining overall good health. Many studies have linked oral health to a variety of diseases and conditions, some of which include endocarditis (infection of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lactated Ringer's Irrigation, 3000mL by Hospira: Recall - Mold Contamination
Contaminated solution used on a patient may result in bacteremia, sepsis, septic shock and endocarditis, and death may result. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - March 12, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Who Needs an ECG? Who Needs an ECG?
A case of endocarditis in a hemodialysis patient provides some unusual echo findings. Dr Wharton finds the explanation in a good old ECG. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 26, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

A Case of Endocarditis
We describe a rare case of vancomycin-resistant E. casseliflavus native-valve infective endocarditis. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - February 17, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Scott W. Aesif, Mark Delman, John F. Keiser Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

AHA: Prevention Down, Endocarditis Up in U.K. (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Are guidelines to blame? (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 20, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Have antibiotic changes upped heart infections?
Conclusion This is valuable and timely research, which has looked at trends before and after NICE's 2008 guidance on the prevention of infective endocarditis in people undergoing invasive procedures. This examined: changes in the prescription of antibiotics for the prevention of infective endocarditis changes in the number of cases of infective endocarditis diagnosed NICE's recommendation was based on an examination of the evidence of the effectiveness of antibiotics in preventing infective endocarditis, weighing the benefits and health outcomes (such as reduction in illness and deaths), risks and costs. ...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medical practice Source Type: news

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis: Should It Be Discouraged After All? (FREE)
By Beat J. Meyer, MD The incidence of infective endocarditis in the U.K. increased — and antibiotic prophylaxis prescriptions for IE dropped — after the 2008 publication of guidelines recommending a complete cessation of antibiotic prophylaxis for … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 19, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AHA Hallway Buzz: Routine Mitral Surgery with CABG?
CHICAGO (MedPage Today) -- Watch exclusive On the Scene video coverage on the Surgical Treatment of Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation trial with study author Robert E. Michler, MD, and discussants Timothy Gardner, MD, and Anthony DeMaria, MD. Plus comments on the INHERIT study, the Marfan Syndrome trial, Incidence of Infective Endocarditis, and more. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 18, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Native Valve Endocarditis
Lactococcus garvieae is regarded as a veterinary pathogen, causing hemorrhagic septicemia in fish (1) and mastitis in cows (2). The organism has also been recovered from a variety of dairy products, such as unpasteurized milk (3) and cheese (4–6), as well as various meat products (5,6). L. garvieae is an uncommon cause of human infection, with only a limited number of cases reported worldwide (7–20). Most infections involve either native (7–11) or prosthetic (12–15) heart valves, but cases of osteomyelitis (16–17), hepatic abscess (18), and septicemia (19) have also been documented. (Source: C...
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - November 9, 2014 Category: Microbiology Authors: Russell A. Rawling, Paul A. Granato Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

NICE reviewing antibiotic use for preventing endocarditis
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - November 1, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Two Flows Too ManyTwo Flows Too Many
Dr Ronald Wharton reviews a case of endocarditis that warrants close scrutiny. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 27, 2014 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

Clinical review of infective endocarditis: diagnosis and management
The diagnosis and management of infective endocarditis, including investigations such as blood cultures and echocardiography and European Society of Cardiology guidelines for managing the condition. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - June 18, 2014 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.1 Cardiovascular Problems Source Type: news

Key enzyme found in disease-causing bacteria responsible for heart valve disease
A disease-causing bacterium found in the mouth needs manganese, a trace mineral, in order to cause a serious heart infection, according to a preclinical study. Researchers have been studying the bacterium Streptococcus sanguinis to understand its role in infective endocarditis, a heart valve disease. The infection is hard to treat and can be deadly, killing more than 20 percent of the people who contract it. The findings, which may solve a longstanding mystery of why some bacteria need manganese to cause disease, provide possible new targets for antibiotics. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 5, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis in Children With Heart DiseaseInfective Endocarditis in Children With Heart Disease
What is the risk of infective endocarditis in children with congenital heart disease? The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Patients who have dental extractions before cardiac surgery are still at risk for poor outcomes
To pull or not to pull? That is a common question when patients have the potentially dangerous combination of abscessed or infected teeth and the need for heart surgery. In such cases, problem teeth often are removed before surgery, to reduce the risk of infections including endocarditis, an infection of the inner lining of the heart that can prove deadly. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Study questions wisdom of extracting infected teeth before heart surgery
A new study, published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, warns that removing an infected tooth before heart surgery could increase the risk of major complications, including the risk of death prior to surgery.Abscessed or infected teeth are often removed before heart surgery, as this decreases the risk of infection during surgery and decreases the risk of an inflammation of the inner layer of the heart - called endocarditis - following surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

Tooth Extraction Prior to Cardiac Surgery May Not Be a Good Idea
People with an infected or abscessed tooth are at elevated risk for cardiovascular disease. They are at particular risk for developing a serious infection during surgery, including endocarditis, a potentially life-threatening infection of the heart. Because of this risk, in order to reduce the chance of infection, many patients undergo dental extraction prior to having a planned cardiac surgery. Now, however, a new paper published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery raises the possibility that prophylactic dental extraction may be far more risky than previously thought. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 27, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Larry Husten Source Type: news

You don’t need Dr. House to suspect cobalt toxicity in a patient with an artificial hip
Dr. Gregory House 3 out of 5 stars Cobalt intoxication diagnosed with the help of Dr. House. Dahms K et al.  Lancet 2014 Feb 8;383:574. Full text This is a neat short case report that can fix in the mind the features of cobalt toxicity. A 55-year-old man came to clinic with a history of: severe heart failure (ejection fraction = 25%) decreased hearing acuity decreased visual acuity fever of unknown origin hypothyroidism abdominal discomfort lymphadenopathy All signs and symptoms seemed to have developed over the year before presentation. Further history revealed that the patient had undergone bilateral hip replaceme...
Source: The Poison Review - February 12, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical artificial hip prosthesis cobalt toxicity dr. gregory house Source Type: news

Urinary Tract Sepsis Caused by Lactococcus garvieae
This report describes the first case of bacteremia caused by the organism as a complication of urological surgery. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - February 7, 2014 Category: Microbiology Authors: Joe Dylewski Source Type: news

Tragedy as 'healthy' two-year-old dies just 24 hours after developing rare heart infection
Tamael Cabe Robertson, from Manchester, died of infective endocarditis just nine hours after being admitted to hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yersinia enterocolitica: a Rare Cause of Infective Endocarditis and Mycotic Aneurysm
Yersinia enterocolitica is a facultative, anaerobic, gram-negative coccobacillus taxonomically assigned within the family Enterobacteriaceae. The genus Yersinia consists of 11 different species; however, only 3 of these species are pathogenic for humans—Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of plague, and two enteropathogenic species, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Yersinia enterocolitica. Y. enterocolitica is a food-borne pathogen typically associated with diarrhea, terminal ileitis, and mesenteric lymphadenitis. It is occasionally associated with invasive and metastatic diseases, as well (). When cultivated in the ...
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - January 14, 2014 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jenifer C. Mason, Pankaj Lal, Francesco Torella, Asheesh Sharma, Richard Cooke, Jim Anson Source Type: news

Endocarditis
Title: EndocarditisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/16/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - December 16, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Submit your abstract. Join the elite.
Submit an abstract to ESC Congress 2014, the world's largest and most influential cardiovascular event of the year. Deadline is 14 February. You can also: Register | Book your hotel Topics: Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS), Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, Atrial Fibrillation, Basic Science, Cardiac Tumours, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - Risk Assessment and Management, Cardiovascular Nursing, Cardiovascular Surgery, Chronic Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD), Clinical pharmacology, Computers in Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease, Diabetic heart disease, Diseases of the Aorta...
Source: ESC News and Press - December 4, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

"Cardiovascular diseases should be higher on the political agenda" said Tonio Borg, the EU commissioner for health.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the EU, but it is not yet given enough importance on the political agenda, according to Tonio Borg, who has scheduled an EU summit on chronic diseases at the beginning of next year.He spoke at the launch of the Cardiovascular Health Week, an initiative by the MEP Heart Group. Read the article. Topics: Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS), Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, Atrial Fibrillation, Basic Science, Cardiac Tumours, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - Risk Assessment and Management, Cardiovascular Nursing, Cardiovascular Surgery, Chron...
Source: ESC News and Press - November 12, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Left Ventricular Assist Device Endocarditis Caused by Vancomycin-Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus Successfully Treated with Ceftaroline: a Review of the Clinical Case and Overview of Vancomycin Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus
Abstract: In this article, we describe a case of left ventricular assist device endocarditis caused by a vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus strain that was successfully treated with ceftaroline. Left ventricular assist device infections are briefly reviewed, and the current knowledge regarding vancomycin resistance is discussed. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - November 1, 2013 Category: Microbiology Authors: Karen Beydoun, Richard Wenzel Source Type: news

Commentary – Overreliance on subspecialty in a case of endocarditis
Read the full story on MD Consult: Commentary – Overreliance on subspecialty in a case of endocarditis (Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories)
Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories - October 21, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Contemporary Drug Treatment of Infective EndocarditisContemporary Drug Treatment of Infective Endocarditis
Find out the nuances of infective endocarditis management to take patient management to the next level. American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Molecular Analysis of Staphylococcal Superantigens
Staphylococcal superantigens (SAgs) comprise a large family of exotoxins produced by Staphylococcus aureus strains. These exotoxins are important in a variety of serious human diseases, including menstrual and nonmenstrual toxic shock syndrome (TSS), staphylococcal pneumonia and infective endocarditis, and recently described staphylococcal purpura fulminans and extreme pyrexia syndrome. In addition, these SAg exotoxins are being increasingly recognized for their possible roles in many other human diseases, such as atopic dermatitis, Kawasaki syndrome, nasal polyposis, and certain autoimmune disorders. To clarify the full s...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Microbiology - October 7, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: news

Treatment of Infections Due to Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
This chapter reviews data on the treatment of infections caused by drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, particularly methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). This review covers findings reported in the English language medical literature up to January of 2013. Despite the emergence of resistant and multidrug-resistant S. aureus, we have seven effective drugs in clinical use for which little resistance has been observed: vancomycin, quinupristin–dalfopristin, linezolid, tigecycline, telavancin, ceftaroline, and daptomycin. However, vancomycin is less effective for infections with MRSA isolates that have a higher MIC w...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Microbiology - October 7, 2013 Category: Microbiology Source Type: news

Children's heart infection risk may be increased by some heart birth defects
Children with certain heart birth defects may have an increased risk for bacterial infection of their heart's lining and valves, according to new research in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The risk for infection may also be increased in children with congenital heart defects who are under 3 or who've had cardiac surgery within the last six months. Using a large Canadian database, researchers looked at the occurrence of infective endocarditis between 1988 and 2010 in 47,518 children with heart defects. On average the risk of infection by age 18 was 6... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Endocarditis in Kids Tied to Lesion Type (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Children with congenital heart disease were at an elevated risk for infective endocarditis if they had left-sided lesions, cyanotic congenital heart disease, or endocardial cushion defects, researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 24, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Some Heart Birth Defects May Increase Children's Heart Infection Risk
Source: American Heart Association Related MedlinePlus Pages: Congenital Heart Defects, Endocarditis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Infection Causing Fewer Hospitalizations, Researchers Say
Study found drop in endocarditis cases despite reduced use of preventive antibiotics Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antibiotics, Endocarditis, Health Facilities (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis: An Antibiotic Class to Avoid?Infective Endocarditis: An Antibiotic Class to Avoid?
This F1000 commentary reports on a study which supports a revised approach to treating infective endocarditis caused by Enterococcus faecalis. Faculty of 1000 (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 17, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Yale researchers see decline in hospitalizations for serious heart infection
(Yale University) Hospitalizations for endocarditis, a deadly heart infection that disproportionately affects older heart patients, have declined in recent years despite recommendations for limited use of antibiotics to prevent the illness. These findings were recently published by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Bupivacaine HCL Injection 0.25% (2.5 MG/ML) and Bupivacaine HCL 0.75% (7.5 MG/ML), 30 ML Single-Dose Vials by Hospira, Inc.: Recall- Presence of Particulate Matter
One lot of each strength recalled, administration of an injectable with the presence of foreign particulates may potentially cause thrombophlebitis, bacteremia, sepsis, and/or endocarditis and death may result. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - September 14, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Predicting Prognosis in Infective EndocarditisPredicting Prognosis in Infective Endocarditis
Is PCT is a possible predictor of prognosis in infective endocarditis? BMC Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Heparin, grad students, a clinical revolution and giving credit where it's due
The story of a grad student who overcame remarkable odds only to be denied his moment of glory, or a tale of dark deceit and devilish doings? The story of heparin is as complicated as the chemistry itselfBlood is remarkable.A liquid that carries nutrients, waste products and the ever-vigilant cells of the immune system around the body, blood rapidly turns into a solid when it leaves its veins and arteries and becomes exposed to bodily tissues or the air outside. This process of solidification – clotting, or coagulation – is executed and controlled by a complex set of reactions and interactions primarily involvi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Richard P Grant Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Science Source Type: news

Superantigens produced by staph bacteria cause deadly heart disease
University of Iowa researchers have discovered what causes the lethal effects of staphylococcal infective endocarditis - a serious bacterial infection of heart valves that kills approximately 20,000 Americans each year. According to the UI study, the culprits are superantigens - toxins produced in large quantities by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria - which disrupt the immune system, turning it from friend to foe. "The function of a superantigen is to 'mess' with the immune system," says Patrick Schlievert, Ph.D... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Bacterial toxins cause deadly heart disease
(University of Iowa Health Care) University of Iowa researchers have discovered what causes the lethal effects of staphylococcal infective endocarditis -- a serious bacterial infection of heart valves that kills approximately 20,000 Americans each year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 20, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Predicting Symptomatic Embolism in Infective EndocarditisPredicting Symptomatic Embolism in Infective Endocarditis
A simple risk calculator predicts symptomatic embolism in patients with infective endocarditis, French researchers say. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

You've just decided to attend ESC Congress 2013 ? Register online and save time in Amsterdam
Register online by 19 August and save time in Amsterdam by avoiding to queue. Topics: Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS), Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation, Basic Science, Cardiac Tumours, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - Risk Assessment and Management, Cardiovascular Nursing, Cardiovascular Surgery, Chronic Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD), Clinical pharmacology, Computers in Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease, Diabetic heart disease, Diseases of the Aorta and Trauma to the Aorta and Heart, Echocardiography (Non-invasive imaging), Genetics, Heart Failure (HF), Hypertension, Infective...
Source: ESC News and Press - August 6, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Physicians should counsel patients about sex life after cardiac event
New statement from American and European cardiology experts advises heart patients and their partners to receive individually tailored counseling from healthcare professionals about resuming sexual activity.Counseling should address topics such as when to resume sex, specific methods and recommended positions, and the role of intimacy without sex. Topics: Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation, Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS), Basic Science, Cardiac Tumours, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - Risk Assessment and Management, Cardiovascular Nursing, Cardiovascular Surgery, Chronic Ischaemic ...
Source: ESC News and Press - July 30, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Why is ESC Congress the one to attend? Panos Vardas answers
With the deadline for online registration just a week away, Professor Panos Vardas, FESC, President of the ESC, reveals his passion for ESC Congress, why he’d never miss it and what to watch out for at this year’s event in Amsterdam. Register for ESC Congress 2013. Topics: Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS), Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation, Basic Science, Cardiac Tumours, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - Risk Assessment and Management, Cardiovascular Nursing, Cardiovascular Surgery, Chronic Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD), Clinical pharmacology, Computers in Cardiology, Con...
Source: ESC News and Press - July 22, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Early Surgery No Help in Valve Infection (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with prosthetic valve endocarditis continue to have a high mortality risk that early surgical intervention does not reduce, results of a large multinational trial showed. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 16, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical Therapy Equal to Surgery for Valve EndocarditisMedical Therapy Equal to Surgery for Valve Endocarditis
The large observational analysis may reopen the question of who may do just fine with medical therapy for prosthetic valve endocarditis vs surgery, as recommended in current guidelines. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New analysis IDs who fares best with surgery for valve endocarditis
The large observational analysis may reopen the question of who may do just fine with medical therapy for prosthetic valve endocarditis vs surgery, as recommended in current guidelines. (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - July 15, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

One-Year Mortality Remains High In Patients With Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis, No Significant Difference With Early Valve Surgery Vs. Medical Therapy
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 according to a study by Tahaniyat Lalani, M.D., M.H.S., of the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, and colleagues... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

UTSA student wins American Heart Association fellowship for nanosystems engineering research
(University of Texas at San Antonio) University of Texas at San Antonio biomedical engineering Ph.D. candidate Anand Srinivasan has been awarded a $25,000, one-year doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association. This highly competitive fellowship provides significant funding to doctoral students to support research and training in cardiovascular and stroke discoveries. Srinivasan will develop a new chip-based platform that can be used to test the effectiveness of drug treatments for infective endocarditis, a dangerous bacterial-fungal infection of the heart's inner lining. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 19, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news