Synonyms: Bacterial endocarditis | Infectious endocarditis
A rare bacterial infectious disease characterized by infection of a native or prosthetic heart valve the endocardial surface or an indwelling cardiac device. Main causative agents are Gram-positive bacteria most commonly Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species. Signs and symptoms include high fever or prolonged subfebrile state excessive sweating malaise asthenia arthralgia myalgia weight loss headache nausea dyspnea cough heart murmurs and petechiae of the skin. The most common complications are embolism in different organs and ischemic stroke sepsis heart failure and renal failure.
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Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation
CCF's mission is to accelerate the search for causes and cures for pediatric cardiomyopathy through increased research, education, awareness, advocacy, and support to affected children and their families.
Heart of a Giant Foundation
The mission of the HGF is to achieve better health outcomes for heart diseases and related chronic health conditions in our communities and enhance the quality of life through health education, care support, and connection to community resources.
My Faulty Gene
My Faulty Gene is a nonprofit organization which provides information and assistance to any individual whose family medical history suggests genetic testing might be helpful in identifying an increased risk of disease due to a genetic mutation. We believe that everyone in need of genetic testing should have access to it.
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