Infective endocarditis: An update on the role of echocardiography

Asimul Ansari*, Vera H Rigolin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The evaluation of valvular and nonvalvular structures is of central importance in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of infective endocarditis (IE). The incidence of IE has remained constant due to changing substrate, with notably higher prevalence observed in the elderly. Mortality and morbidity continue to remain high, despite advances in medical and surgical treatment. This article reviews the technical and practical aspects of the use of echocardiography to evaluate patients with suspected IE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-271
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010

Keywords

  • Echocardiography
  • Infective endocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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