Latest Subacute bacterial endocarditis Stories

2014-03-31 23:36:11

Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK) Partners Kevin Burke and Elizabeth Kaveny secure $17 Million dollar settlement on behalf of a south suburban Chicago man who suffered significant brain injuries after providers failed to diagnose his infection in 2003 at the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to complaint in the case, Comasen Williams, etc., v. The University of Chicago Hospitals, No. 09 L 1173 D. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The in court settlement, secured by...

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...

2008-09-12 18:00:35

The death rate for infective endocarditis -- an infection where bacteria destroy the heart -- has increased, a British cardiologist warns. Despite medical improvements, the rate for infective endocarditis has been virtually unchanged for last 20 years, and now seems to be rising again, Dr. Bernard Prendergast of Oxford, England's John Radcliffe Hospital told a meeting of the Society for General Microbiology held at Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland. "Now that people live so long,...

2007-10-05 00:00:15

The American Heart Association recommends antibiotics before dental procedures only for specific types of patients, a U.S. newsletter reports. Only patients who have an artificial heart valve, have had endocarditis, or have had a heart transplant and developed a valve problem are advised to take antibiotics before having dental work or other procedures that might flood the bloodstream with bacteria, the Harvard Heart Letter said. Some people born with heart problems may also need...

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