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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.
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Medical Legal Art creates medical demonstrative evidence (medical
illustrations, drawings, pictures, graphics, charts, medical animations,
anatomical models, and interactive presentations) for use during legal
proceedings, including research, demand letters, client conferences,
depositions, arbitrations, mediations, settlement conferences, mock jury
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