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Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3548296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The entity of NBTE is reviewed in this article. Historic aspects, epidemiology, and pathogenesis are discussed. The clinicopathologic findings are emphasized as well as the potential for antemortem diagnosis and therapy. NBTE is diagnosed infrequently before death. Clinical suspicion is aroused in patients with an underlying process such as malignancy, DIC, or a spectrum of other diseases and evidence of pulmonary and/or systemic embolization. Systemic infection must be excluded. Two-dimensional echocardiography can be utilized to confirm the diagnosis. Anticoagulation therapy with heparin may prevent embolization.
J A Lopez; R S Ross; M C Fishbein; R J Siegel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  113     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-04-03     Completed Date:  1987-04-03     Revised Date:  2006-02-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  773-84     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Endocarditis / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Thrombosis / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy

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