Echocardiographic diagnosis of aortic valve vegetations in Candida endocarditis

S. Gottlieb, S. A. Khuddus, H. Balooki, A. E. Dominguez, R. J. Myerburg

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Abstract

Similar echocardiographic findings in 2 patients with surgically confirmed Candida endocarditis of the aortic valve are described. It is suggested that echocardiography performed early in the clinical course of evaluation of drug abuse patients with suspected endocarditis, particularly in the presence of negative blood cultures and systemic emboli, may help establish the diagnosis. Once the diagnosis has been suggested by echocardiography, further steps for confirmation of the diagnosis of Candida endocarditis and therapeutic intervention may be undertaken with minimal time lag.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)826-830
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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