Echocardiography in pediatric infective endocarditis

Jamie S. Penk*, Catherine L. Webb, Stanford T. Shulman, Evan J. Anderson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Transesophageal echocardiography is more sensitive than transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in detecting endocarditis in adults; however, pediatric data are limited. Retrospectively, 39 subjects with endocarditis were divided into adult-sized (60 kg) and pediatric-sized (<60 kg). TTE was 97% sensitive in pediatric-sized subjects but 70% in adult-sized subjects (P < 0.05). TTE is usually sufficient for detection of endocarditis in children <60 kg.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1109-1111
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume30
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

Keywords

  • endocarditis
  • pediatric
  • transesophageal echocardiogram
  • transthoracic echocardiogram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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