Title

Utility of transesophageal echocardiography in the conservative management of prosthetic valve endocarditis.

Publication/Presentation Date

12-1-1992

Abstract

Prosthetic valve endocarditis is a formidable complication following cardiac valve replacement. Surgical intervention has resulted in a significant reduction in mortality when certain complications prevail. We report two such cases of prosthetic valve endocarditis in which the use of transesophageal echocardiography permitted close surveillance during medical therapy and thus avoided the need for surgical intervention. Therefore, with the improved ability to monitor disease progression with transesophageal echocardiography, nonsurgical management of prosthetic valve endocarditis remains an option.

Volume

102

Issue

6

First Page

1886

Last Page

1888

ISSN

0012-3692

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

1446510

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article

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