Cardiovascular infection is not common. It occurs most frequently in people who have bacterial infections, congenital heart defects, or artificial heart valves, or in people who use illegal drugs and unsterilized needles. Age plays a part because the heart becomes more susceptible to disease as it ages. It is most common among people over 60, who account for one fourth of all cases.
Cari Jean. Queen, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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How common is cardiovascular infection?
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What is diabetic kidney disease?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answeredMany people who have diabetes develop kidney disease, in which the kidneys no longer rid the body of wastes. This can result in damage to the kidneys and kidney failure. Diabetic kidney disease does not usually develop until you have had diabetes for 15 to 25 years.
How can I help my loved one after a heart attack or heart surgery?
Understand that they have experienced physical and emotional trauma. Be patient, and let them talk to you about their fears and feelings.
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