Valve ring abscess in active infective endocarditis. Frequency, location, and clues to clinical diagnosis from the study of 95 necropsy patients

E. N. Arnett, W. C. Roberts

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Analysis of 95 necropsy patients with active infective endocarditis (AIE) involving 128 native cardiac valves (aortic = 59, mitral = 48, triscupid = 20, and pulmonic = 1) disclosed 27 patients with ring abscesses involving 30 valves: the aortic valve ring was infected in 24 patients and only an atrioventricular valve ring (mitral in two, and tricuspid in one) in three patients. Comparison of the following parameters showed no significant differences between the 27 patients with and the 68 patients without ring abscess: age, sex, antibiotic treatment or length of treatment, status of the cardiac valve(s) before infection, and the kind of infecting organism. Comparison of the following parameters, however, showed significant (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-145
Number of pages6
JournalCirculation
Volume54
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Endocarditis
Abscess
Heart Valves
Aortic Valve
Mitral Valve
Clinical Studies
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Lung
Therapeutics
Infection

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Valve ring abscess in active infective endocarditis. Frequency, location, and clues to clinical diagnosis from the study of 95 necropsy patients. / Arnett, E. N.; Roberts, W. C.

In: Circulation, Vol. 54, No. 1, 1976, p. 140-145.

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