The staphylococcus bacteria, which is all around us, causes staph infections. Find out more about types of staph infections and when they’re cause for worry.
Your pacemaker is designed to help your heart by keeping it beating in a normal rhythm. But, in rare cases, an implant can lead to a dangerous infection. Learn more.
Did you know that infections caused by common bacteria or fungus found in your mouth and elsewhere in your body can sometimes put your heart at risk? Learn more.
A Nigerian mother’s decade-long quest for answers and three unsuccessful heart valve surgeries brought her to Cleveland Clinic’s Endocarditis Center.
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“My 27-year-old patient was on a ventilator in intensive care. No one expected her to survive,” says Gösta Pettersson, MD, PhD, Vice Chairman of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. “She had endocarditis — caused by years of drug abuse.” Endocarditis is an infection that “devours” the heart muscle. It comes from common bacteria, … Read More
Needing surgery to repair an aortic root aneurysm is a scary diagnosis, but it doesn’t have to be. The methods for fixing this type of bulge in the aorta just above the aortic valve are durable and safe, when performed by experienced surgeons. With modern techniques, you’ll be back in your normal routine in no … Read More
Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about heart disease and heart surgery? Bruce Lytle, MD, Chairman, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at noon (ET). Ask the Heart Surgeon Live Web Chat: noon (ET) … Read More