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Research and New Advances in the Treatment

Improved cardiac imaging technologies allow better visualisation of vegetations. Based on the characteristics of these the duration of treatment is adjusted. Large vegetations have been demonstrated to cause more embolic events. Interventions like valve repair and vegectomy are used to remove large vegetations prophylactically.

Agents that prevent the formation or promote the dissolution of vegetations may also be used. On-going researches also target the development of effective therapies (antibacterial antibodies and cell wall–specific enzymes) that can act as adjuncts to antibiotics in bringing bacteriologic clearance.

References:

  1. Cecil Medicine, 23rd Ed.
  2. The Merck Manual, 18th Ed.

Comments

navyalikitha Thursday, June 28, 2012

MAY I KNOW THE RECENT ADVANCES IN THERAPY OF ENDOCARDITIS EXACTLY?? I MEAN ANY NEW DRUGS RECENTLY INVENTED etc...

Jams34 Saturday, February 11, 2012

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aravind007 Saturday, February 19, 2011

why the rate of development of the disease can happen either quickly or slowly depending on the type of germ that causes it and the medical history of the patient?

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