Guidelines in review: Comparison of ESC and AHA guidance for the diagnosis and management of infective endocarditis in adults
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Over recent years, new evidence has led a rethinking of the available guidance on the diagnosis and management of infective endocarditis (IE). This review compares the most recently available guidance provided by the American Heart Association (AHA) IE Writing Committee, and the Task Force for the management of IE of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This represents the sixth of a new series of comparative guidelines review published in the Journal.
KeywordsInfection image-guided application multimodality
Computed tomographic coronary angiography
Cardiac device-related infective endocarditis
Digital subtraction angiography
Level of evidence
Magnetic resonance imaging
Magnetic resonance angiography
No specific equivalent recommendation
Positron emission tomography/computed tomography
Indications for echocardiography in patients with suspected infective endocarditis
indications for non-invasive imaging in cardiac device-related infective endocarditis (CDREI)
Role of CT, MRI, radionuclide imaging and angiography in the assessment of IE patients
All authors have nothing to disclose.
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