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Bristol scientists to study oral bacteria that cause heart valve infection
Scientists at the University of Bristol are investigating how bacteria in our mouth can cause a heart problem, called infective endocarditis. Although uncommon, infective endocarditis is a serious condition that can often be fatal. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School; Press Release Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis After CIED Implantation Infective Endocarditis After CIED Implantation
A recent study provides new epidemiological insights into infectious endocarditis after CIED implantation, with a focus on early signs and risk reduction.Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Complicated Infective Endocarditis: A Case Series Complicated Infective Endocarditis: A Case Series
This case series illustrates some of the extracardiac complications that can arise from infective endocarditis.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis
The use of antibiotic prophylaxis in dentistry for prevention of infective endocarditis was once standard practice, but has become controversial in recent years. What's the current evidence?Heart (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Challenges in Infective Endocarditis Challenges in Infective Endocarditis
Even with optimal care, mortality from infective endocarditis is strikingly high. Why is it so challenging to treat, and what is being done to improve both prevention and outcomes?Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mouth bacteria can be linked to cardiovascular disease: Study
Amy WallaceFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Researchers have identified the molecular process that transports mouth bacteria into the blood stream to cause infective endocarditis, a form of heart disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time to End Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis? Time to End Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis?
Dr Amal Mattu questions whether we should continue to provide antibiotic prophylaxis to patients who are undergoing various medical procedures.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Infective Endocarditis After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM A new JAMA study may help clinicians identify patients who are at increased risk for infective endocarditis after transcatheter aortic valve … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Risk factors, clinical outcomes of infective endocarditis after transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, younger age, male sex, history of diabetes mellitus, and moderate to severe residual aortic regurgitation were significantly associated with an increased risk of infective endocarditis, and patients who developed endocarditis had high rates of in-hospital mortality and 2-year mortality, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Risk factors and clinical outcomes of infective endocarditis after transcatheter aortic valve replac
(The JAMA Network Journals) Among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, younger age, male sex, history of diabetes mellitus, and moderate to severe residual aortic regurgitation were significantly associated with an increased risk of infective endocarditis, and patients who developed endocarditis had high rates of in-hospital mortality and 2-year mortality, according to a study appearing in the Sept. 13 issue of JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Sep 9 Cardiology News Sep 9 Cardiology News
Trends in infective endocarditis, vein-graft intervention, use of OCT in ACS, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and electronic health records are discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Endocarditis Hospitalizations of IV Drug Abusers Jump Endocarditis Hospitalizations of IV Drug Abusers Jump
The trend in hospitalizations of injection-drug users for infective endocarditis mirrors the trends of the opioid, heroin, HCV, and overdose epidemics.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 7, 2016 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections
Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections
Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Endocarditis, Pain Relievers, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds heart infections increasing among younger injection drug users
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) Serious heart infections caused by injection drug use are on the rise, particularly among young whites, according to a new study published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases, now available online. Based on an analysis of health care claims data, the study found an increasing proportion of injection drug users hospitalized with infective endocarditis who were younger than 34 years old, white, and female, suggesting demographic shifts that mirror trends seen in the nationwide opioid epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hospitalizations for heart infection related to drug injection rising across the US
(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) Hospitalizations for infective endocarditis, a heart valve infection often attributed to injection drug use, increased significantly among young adults, particularly whites and females. The findings shed light on the healthcare burdens and shifting demographics associated national opioid epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Injection Drug Use-Related Infective Endocarditis Affecting More Young, White Patients (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Infective endocarditis related to injection drug use is affecting more and more white, young, female adults, according to a study in Open … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 31, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: antimicrobial prophylaxis against infective endocarditis in adults and children undergoing interventional procedures NICE guidelines [CG64]
This guideline is a full update to the 2008 short guideline (CG64) on the use of prophylaxis against infective endocarditis (IE). This 2015 update was triggered by a recent study suggesting that the incidence of IE may have been affected by the 2008 guidance. As a precaution, NICE has reviewed the evidence relating to the effectiveness of prophylaxis against IE and found no need to change any of the existing guidance. In addition, NICE concludes that the longstanding increase in the incidence of IE in the UK and other countries globally is not well understood and could be due to a number of factors. (Source: Current Awaren...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis After TAVR Often Deadly
(MedPage Today) -- Two-thirds died in the hospital after infection (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 13, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Standard incubation can miss P. acnes in infective endocarditis
AMSTERDAM – Accounting for less than 1% of cases, Propionibacterium acnes has been considered an uncommon cause of infective endocarditis. But data presented at the annual congress of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases suggest that the common anaerobe may... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - April 12, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Why a trip to the dentist can be lethal for heart patients
Thousands of Britons who have weakened heart valves, a valve replacement or a pacemaker, are at risk from infective endocarditis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leptospiral Infective Endocarditis with Concurrent Dengue Infection
Leptospirosis is an important worldwide zoonotic disease caused by pathogenic leptospires. Human infection results when leptospires penetrate through abrasions in mucous membranes and skin, after which they enter the bloodstream and rapidly disseminate to various tissues. Leptospirosis presents with a wide range of clinical manifestations, ranging from a mild flu-like illness to very severe disease with hemorrhagic manifestations and multiorgan failure [1]. Unusual clinical manifestations may result from pulmonary, cardiovascular, neural, gastrointestinal, ocular, and other organ system involvement. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - February 7, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nabilah Ismail, Zeti Norfidayati Salmuna al Ayub, AbdelRahman Zueter, Ng Seng Loong, Zurkurnai Yusof, Zeehaida Mohamed Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: PA Recertification Requirements, Infective Endocarditis Guidelines, Colorado Urgent Care Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: Physician … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 30, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Injection drug use limits benefits of surgery for treatment of heart lining infection
Injection drug users who undergo surgery for infective endocarditis (IE) have a significantly higher risk of reoperation or death between 3 and 6 months after surgery compared to patients who develop endocarditis who are not IV drug abusers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

ESC infective endocarditis guidelines boost role of imaging in diagnosis
(European Society of Cardiology) ESC Guidelines published today on infective endocarditis boost the role of imaging in diagnosis of this deadly disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

, an Emerging New HACEK Organism, as the Causative Agent of Infective Endocarditis: Case Report and Review of the Literature
We report the second case of bioprosthetic aortic valve infective endocarditis, review the current literature, and investigate the phylogenetic relationships among clinical isolates of C. valvarum. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 4, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tobias Pusch, Mark A. Fisher, Rita M. Gander Source Type: news

Stroke Rounds: Longer Risk Period Found With Infective Endocarditis
(MedPage Today) -- Link extends months before and after the infection is diagnosed. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 16, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis: Longer Than Expected Stroke Risk Infective Endocarditis: Longer Than Expected Stroke Risk
After a diagnosis of infective endocarditis, the risk for stroke is elevated for much longer than previously thought. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News 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

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

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

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

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

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 6, 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 23, 2013 Category: Cardiology 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

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

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

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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