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Endocarditis

Endocarditis is an inflammation or infection of the inner surface of the heart (the endocardium). It occurs when bacteria enter the bloodstream and attach to a damaged portion of the endocardium or abnormal heart valves. But it may also develop on devices implanted in the heart, such as artificial heart valves, pacemakers, or implantable defibrillators. […]

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Hemorrhagic Stroke

Hemorrhagic Stroke results from a weakened vessel that ruptures and bleeds into the surrounding brain. The blood accumulates and compresses the surrounding brain tissue. The two types of hemorrhagic strokes are subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage. Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) occurs when a blood vessel on the surface of the brain ruptures and bleeds into the space […]

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