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Latest Endocardium Stories

2012-06-29 06:16:30

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.

2012-03-26 14:24:57

Oral bacteria that escape into the bloodstream are able to cause blood clots and trigger life-threatening endocarditis.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.