Echocardiographic assessment of patients with infectious endocarditis: prediction of risk for complications.

@article{Sanfilippo1991EchocardiographicAO,
  title={Echocardiographic assessment of patients with infectious endocarditis: prediction of risk for complications.},
  author={Anthony J Sanfilippo and Michael H Picard and John Newell and Emma Rosas and Ravin Davidoff and James D. Thomas and Arthur E. Weyman},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={1191-9}
}
To enhance the echocardiographic identification of high risk lesions in patients with infectious endocarditis, the medical records and two-dimensional echocardiograms of 204 patients with this condition were analyzed. The occurrence of specific clinical complications was recorded and vegetations were assessed with respect to predetermined morphologic characteristics. The overall complication rates were roughly equivalent for patients with mitral (53%), aortic (62%), tricuspid (77%) and… CONTINUE READING

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