Perivalvular extension of infection in patients with infectious endocarditis.

  title={Perivalvular extension of infection in patients with infectious endocarditis.},
  author={John L Carpenter},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  volume={13 1},
Perivalvular extension of infection is a not-infrequent and potentially fatal complication of bacterial endocarditis. Because the efficacy of various modalities in the diagnosis of such complications is not well established, a selective review of the published literature on this issue is worthwhile. The electrocardiogram is the easiest study to obtain. It is quite specific in identifying perivalvular extension of infection when conduction system disease is demonstrated but has a low degree of… CONTINUE READING
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