• aortic
  • The clinical and pathologic findings in three patients with bacterial infection at the sites of prosthetic aortic valves are described. (ahajournals.org)
  • Each presented typical clinical features of acute bacterial endocarditis followed by the sudden development of severe and ultimately fatal aortic regurgitation. (ahajournals.org)
  • Calcific cerebral arterial embolization in the setting of bacterial endocarditis superimposed on prior rheumatic aortic valvular disease. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • 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)
  • organism
  • Cross-reactive antibodies to shared epitopes between B. burgdorferi and the endocarditis organism may account for the high false-positive results. (prohealth.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)
  • Diagnosis
  • Positive bacterial cultures from blood or the infected aneurysm wall itself may confirm the diagnosis, however blood cultures are often negative. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • This is possibly the only confirmed case of C. innocuum endocarditis involving the pulmonary and tricuspid valves resulting in multiple emboli and death. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients
  • In only one of the nine patients with late endocarditis was the infection related to a peripheral leak around the graft. (ahajournals.org)
  • Most patients with late endocarditis rapidly developed severe homograft valve incompetence, which was the cause of death in four of the nine. (ahajournals.org)
  • Sera from 30 consecutive patients with culture-proven subacute endocarditis between 1979 and 1981 were compared with 30 control sera collected between 1989 and 1990. (prohealth.com)
  • Thus, the specificity of the B. burgdorferi antibody test in patients with endocarditis was only 60% (95% CI, 42% to 78%), compared with 90% (CI, 79% to 100%) in controls. (prohealth.com)
  • 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)
  • However, this is usually only for heart conditions associated with the highest risk of complications from endocarditis. (stanfordchildrens.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)
  • heart
  • Conversely, if a bacteremia occurs, normal undamaged heart endothelium is not conducive to bacterial colonization. (aafp.org)