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Echocardiography in nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis: from autopsy to clinical entity.
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PMID:  10980094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bacteria-free verrucae, frequently termed "non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis," have been recognized in autoimmune disorders as well as in neo-plastic diseases. The antemortem diagnosis of non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis is rare, and most existing data result from postmortem examinations. In 3 prospective echocardiographic studies we found typical cardiac valvular lesions in patients with primary antiphospholipid syndrome, myelo-proliferative disorders, and solid malignant tumors. Cardiac lesions associated with these 3 different entities had common echocardiographic appearance and correlated positively with thromboembolic events. The possibility of common pathogenesis is suggested, and clinical significance is discussed.
S A Reisner; B Brenner; N Haim; Y Edoute; W Markiewicz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-19     Completed Date:  2000-10-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  876-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Internal Medicine C, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Antiphospholipid Syndrome / complications
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Endocarditis / complications,  pathology,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Heart Valve Diseases / complications,  ultrasonography
Myeloproliferative Disorders / complications

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