Relation between the presence of echocardiographic vegetations and the complication rate in infective endocarditis.

@article{Lutas1986RelationBT,
  title={Relation between the presence of echocardiographic vegetations and the complication rate in infective endocarditis.},
  author={E M Lutas and R. Bruce Roberts and Richard Blyton Devereux and Luis M Prieto},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1986},
  volume={112 1},
  pages={107-13}
}
M-mode and two-dimensional echocardiograms of 77 patients with infective endocarditis were examined to determine if presence and/or size of vegetations on echocardiogram were predictive of morbidity and mortality. Patients with (n = 43) or without (n = 34) vegetations on echocardiogram did not differ significantly in the proportions developing congestive heart failure (23 of 43 or 53% vs 12 of 34 or 35%) or emboli (11 of 43 or 24% vs 6 of 34 or 18%), whereas a slightly lower proportion of those… CONTINUE READING

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