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Chapter-47 Echocardiography in Infective Endocarditis

BOOK TITLE: Comprehensive Textbook of Echocardiography (2 Volumes)

Author
1. Nanda Navin C
2. Bhagatwala Kunal
3. Karia Nidhi M
4. López Javier
5. Sevilla Teresa
6. Román José Alberto San
7. Vilacosta Isidre
8. Amado Escanuela Maximiliano German
ISBN
9789350906347
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11889_47
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2014
Pages
21
Author Affiliations
1. UAB School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, Heart Station/Echocardiography Laboratories, University of Alabama at Birmingham; University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, The Kirklin Clinic, Birmingham, Alabama, USA; International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA; Echocardiography A Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques; International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU), University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
2. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
3. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
4. Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valladolid, Spain, Hospital Clinico, Universitario de Valladolid, Spain
5. Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid, Spain
6. Hospital Clínico, Universitario de, Valladolid, Spain
7. Hospital Clínico, San Carlos, Madrid, Spain
8. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Chapter keywords
Echocardiography, Infective endocarditis, Valve perforation, Pericardial effusion, Prosthetic valve

Abstract

This chapter provides detail description of echocardiography in infective endocarditis. Echocardiography is one of the three cornerstones in the diagnostic process of infective endocarditis, together with the clinical manifestations and the microbiology. It can detect vegetation, possible complications of the disease, and the hemodynamic repercussion of the infection. Therefore, echocardiography plays a key role not only in the diagnosis of the disease but also in the treatment (it can help guiding in the challenging decision of when and how to operate) and in the prognostic stratification of infective endocarditis. The chapter has 32 well illustrated diagrams and images. Two tables are included to highlight modified duke criteria for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis and causes of false-positive results in the diagnosis of infective endocarditis. 78 references are included at the end of the chapter to facilitate further reading.

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