Utility of Intracardiac Echocardiography to Diagnose Infective Endocarditis.

Title

Utility of Intracardiac Echocardiography to Diagnose Infective Endocarditis.

Creator

Yang Ying Chi; Aung Thein Tun; Khan Sarah; Wase Abdul

Publisher

Journal of investigative medicine high impact case reports

Date

2019
2019-12

Description

Infective endocarditis (IE) can lead to significant morbidity and mortality without appropriate treatment. Modified Duke Criteria are accepted by many professional societies to establish the diagnosis of IE, and cardiac imaging is one of the major diagnostic criteria. Transesophageal echocardiography is an algorithmic escalation to diagnose IE when transthoracic echo does not appreciate a positive finding. In patients with contraindications to transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, cardiac computed tomography (CT), cardiac CT angiography, and fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography with CT or CT angiography may be alternative diagnostic tools. However, these imaging modalities have their own limitations such as local unavailability, the presence of non-magnetic resonance imaging compatible implants, or impaired renal function. Intracardiac echocardiography could be a considerable alternative under those circumstances.

Subject

infective endocarditis; intracardiac echography; prosthetic valve

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

2324709618822075–2324709618822075

Volume

7

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

NEOMED Student Publications

Citation

Yang Ying Chi; Aung Thein Tun; Khan Sarah; Wase Abdul, “Utility of Intracardiac Echocardiography to Diagnose Infective Endocarditis.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 23, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4826.

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