Cleveland Clinic caregivers work to ensure the long-term recovery of those who suffer from infective endocarditis and opioid use disorder
Should the mitral valve be repaired or replaced in cases of isolated mitral valve endocarditis? A new study shows the surgical approach matters much less than patient characteristics and pathology.
A rheumatologist dons his internal medicine hat for a look back at the diagnostic and therapeutic histories of infective endocarditis and its most famous symptoms.
To mitigate the risk of a cerebrovascular accident from cardiac surgery for endocarditis, Cleveland Clinic takes care to routinely image the brain and include a stroke specialist in the preoperative evaluation.
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Infective endocarditis can be easy to miss in children with congenital heart disease. Learn what to look for, how to establish the diagnosis and general treatment recommendations through these case studies.
At Cleveland Clinic, we generally operate on these patients if they are healthy enough to withstand the surgery and deemed treatable for their addiction disease. Our cardiac surgeons explain why.
The need for surgery and its optimal timing are team decisions. But once there’s an indication to operate, surgery should be expedited.
Our experts say “not so fast” in the wake of a study suggesting prophylaxis against endocarditis should perhaps be expanded to patients with bicuspid aortic valves or mitral valve prolapse.
Acute infective tricuspid valve endocarditis in an IV drug user allows for few management options. This intraoperative video profiles one option that yielded success in a 29-year-old patient.
A large meta-analysis confirms what had been suggested by smaller trials: Vegetations larger than 10 mm significantly raise the risk of embolism and death in patients with infective endocarditis.