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Cardiology


 


   





Infective
Carditis

   

  • Jr
    VG Fowler, LL Sanders, LK Kong, et al (Duke Univ, Durham, NC)

    Infective Endocarditis Due to
    Staphylococcus aureus: 59 Prospectively Identified Cases with
    Follow-up.

    Clin
    Infect Dis 28: 106-114, 1999.

     


    According to the
    Duke criteria for diagnosing infective endocarditis (IE) the
    vegetations need to be detected by using ECHO cardiography – either
    transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). 
    The origin of the S.aureus bacteremia causing the vegetation
    is usually some intravascular device.

     

    Endocarditis due to S.aureus is often a fatal disease and is
    detected by TTE in 33.9% cases and TEE in 81.4% of cases i.e. TEE is
    more sensitive and detects borderline cases more often than TTE.

       




 

 

Speciality Spotlight

 

   

Infective Carditis
   

  • Jr VG Fowler, LL Sanders, LK Kong, et al (Duke Univ, Durham, NC)
    Infective Endocarditis Due to Staphylococcus aureus: 59 Prospectively Identified Cases with Follow-up.
    Clin Infect Dis 28: 106-114, 1999.
     
    According to the Duke criteria for diagnosing infective endocarditis (IE) the vegetations need to be detected by using ECHO cardiography – either transesophageal echocardiography (TEE).  The origin of the S.aureus bacteremia causing the vegetation is usually some intravascular device.
     
    Endocarditis due to S.aureus is often a fatal disease and is detected by TTE in 33.9% cases and TEE in 81.4% of cases i.e. TEE is more sensitive and detects borderline cases more often than TTE.
       

 

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