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2012-06-29 06:16:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- According to the American Heart Association approximately 15,000 people in the United States each year are diagnosed with infective endocarditis. Researchers are breaking ground on a new surgery to prevent this disease from causing death. Infective endocarditis is an infection that affects some part of the endocardium. The endocardium is the tissue that lines the inside of the heart chambers. The infection usually involves one or more heart valves which are part of...

2012-03-26 14:24:57

Oral bacteria that escape into the bloodstream are able to cause blood clots and trigger life-threatening endocarditis. Further research could lead to new drugs to tackle infective heart disease, say scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin this week. Streptococcus gordonii is a normal inhabitant of the mouth and contributes to plaque that forms on the surface of teeth. If these bacteria enter into the blood stream through...


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