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[Associated factors to increased sensitivity in the transthoracic echocardiogram for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis].

Authors
  • Hernando, Lorenzo
  • Zamorano, José Luis
  • Pérez de Isla, Leopoldo
  • Almería, Carlos
  • Rodrigo, José Luis
  • Aubele, Ada Lia
  • Mataix, Luis
  • Herrera, Dionisio
  • Macaya, Carlos
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archivos de cardiología de México
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
77
Issue
2
Pages
94–100
Identifiers
PMID: 17715622
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The diagnostic accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography to detect echocardiographic signs of infective endocarditis is high in those patients with cardiac murmur and optimal acoustic window. In those patients with these characteristics, without prosthetic heart valves and a negative transthoracic echocardiography for infective endocarditis other diagnostic possibilities should be ruled out before performing of a transesophageal echocardiography.

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