Higher risk faces patients at hospital
Higher risk face Hospital patients of developing deadly heart valve infection
Patients with Heart disease, or those implanted with defective or artificial heart valves may be at a higher risk of developing a potentially deadly cardiac infection, says a new study.
Researchers at Rutgers University report that new risk factors are leading to more cases of infective endocarditis, an infection of the heart valves, and that an increasing number of patients admitted to hospital for other diseases are at risk of contracting it.
“Hospitals are very concerned about healthcare-related infections, and constant monitoring is in place,” lead author Abel E. Moreyra, a professor of medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers, told HCB News. “If an infection occurs, treatments may go from intravenous antibiotics to removal of a device or even open-heart surgery to replace an infected valve.”
Patients admitted to hospitals are at higher risk of developing infective endocarditis
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