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Infective Endocarditis

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Infective endocarditis (IE) is a microbial infection of the endothelial lining of the heart, most commonly involving the valves. Infection may also occur at the site of a septal defect, chordae tendinae, or mural endocardium. The diagnosis of IE is made on the basis of a combination of clinical, echocardiographic and pathological features using the modified Duke criteria (Table 1). Echocardiography features prominently in the diagnosis and follow-up of IE.

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Anavekar, N.S., Averbach, M., Bulwer, B.E. (2007). Infective Endocarditis. In: Solomon, S.D., Bulwer, B. (eds) Essential Echocardiography. Contemporary Cardiology. Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-977-6_15

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