[Associated factors to increased sensitivity in the transthoracic echocardiogram for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis].
- Published Article
Archivos de cardiología de México
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
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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