Infective endocarditis: Beyond the usual tests

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Abstract

Infective endocarditis remains a diagnostic challenge. Although echocardiography is still the mainstay imaging test, it misses up to 30% of cases. Newer imaging tests-4-dimensional computed tomography (4D CT), fl uorodeoxy glucose positron emission tomography (FDGPET), and leukocyte scintigraphy-are increasingly used as alternative or adjunct tests for select patients. They improve the sensitivity of clinical diagnosis of infective endocarditis when appropriately used, especially in the setting of a prosthetic valve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-567
Number of pages9
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Volume86
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019

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Endocarditis
Radionuclide Imaging
Positron-Emission Tomography
Echocardiography
Leukocytes
Tomography
Glucose

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