[The value of echocardiography in diagnosis of bacterial endocarditis].

Abstract

In recent years echocardiography has become the most important method for the diagnosis of bacterial endocarditis. Though identification of valve vegetations by M-mode echocardiography was rather limited, two dimensional echocardiography--especially with transoesophageal application--has a sensitivity of more than 90% and a specificity of 98%. In addition… (More)

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