Progression of Fatal Endocarditis - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit shows multiple views of the heart and circulatory system describing the Progression of Fatal Endocarditis. The following views are illustrated:
1- Normal anatomy of the heart and bicuspid (aortic) valve.
2- Pathway showing the spread of bacteria from the vaginal area to the heart.
3- Bacteria collecting on leaflets of the bicuspid valve
4- Early stages of endocarditis with vegetative growth on the valve leaflets.
5- Advanced endocarditis with vegetative emboli breaking off and entering the blood flow.
6- Pathway showing the emboli traveling in the blood flow from the heart to the brain.