• Aortic Valve
  • 1 This model showed that endothelial damage and bacterial deposition occur in the low-pressure area immediately distal to an obstruction, such as coarctation of the aorta, a regurgitant mitral or aortic valve, or a ventricular septal defect. (aafp.org)
  • prosthetic
  • In prosthetic endocarditis the preponderance of staphylococci as causative agents dictates the empirical use of vancomycin until sensitivity data are available. (journals.co.za)
  • pulmonary
  • RICHARD FEE, General Secretary of the Life and Mission Agency, will be returning to his office this month after he was diagnosed with bacterial endocarditis with pulmonary edema in April and had to undergo operations on his heart which he describes in a notice of thanks in this issue of the Record (page 14) as "awe-inspiring and amazingly dedicated medical care. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • organism
  • The duration and intensity of treatment depends on the severity of the infection and the type of bacterial organism responsible. (rxlist.com)
  • On the other hand, in cases of acute bacterial endocarditis, the organism can colonize on the healthy heart valve, causing the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • At the same time, we prefer the use of a more specific and accurate heading, namely, infected intracranial aneurysm, to include the categories of intracranial bacterial aneurysm, fungal aneurysm, spirochetal aneurysm, infested or amebic aneurysm, viral aneurysm and phytotic aneurysm, according to the specific infecting organism or agent. (wikipedia.org)
  • complications
  • The new guidelines, however, require antibiotics prior to dental procedures only for cardiac conditions associated with the highest risk of complications from endocarditis. (nyhq.org)
  • occur
  • It can occur whenever these persons develop bacteremia with the organisms likely to cause endocarditis. (aafp.org)
  • For endocarditis to develop, two independent events are normally required: an area of endothelium must be damaged, and a bacteremia caused by adherent organisms must occur. (aafp.org)
  • If endothelium is damaged but a bacteremia does not occur, bacterial endocarditis will not develop. (aafp.org)
  • Bacterial endocarditis does not occur very often, but when it does, it can cause serious heart damage. (nyhq.org)
  • outcome
  • In the guidelines, cardiac conditions are stratified into high-, moderate- and negligible-risk categories based on the potential outcome if endocarditis develops. (aafp.org)
  • treatment
  • Response to treatment is indicated by a reduction in fever, negative blood bacterial cultures, and findings on echocardiography. (rxlist.com)
  • The treatment of bacterial endocarditis by chemical agents has been under consideration for many years, and the literature before sulfanilamide contains many reports of cures. (annals.org)