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Survival of patients with aortic valve endocarditis. The prognostic implications of the echocardiogram.
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PMID:  464699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical and prognostic implications of the echocardiogram were assessed in 32 patients with clinical aortic valve endocarditis. Seventeen patients had an echocardiographic diagnosis of a vegetation, a flail cusp, or a root abscess (group 1). Ten group 1 patients had embolic episodes. Eight group 1 patients were treated surgically and all survived, while nine group 1 patients were treated medically and two survived. Eleven patients had echocardiographic aortic valve sclerosis (group 2). One group 2 patient had an embolic episode. Six group 2 patients were treated surgically and four survived, while five group 2 patients were treated medically and three survived. Four patients had normal aortic valve echograms (group 3). One group 3 patient had an embolic episode. All group 3 patients were treated medically and survived.
G S Mintz; M N Kotler; B L Segal; W R Parry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of internal medicine     Volume:  139     ISSN:  0003-9926     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1979 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-25     Completed Date:  1979-09-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372440     Medline TA:  Arch Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  862-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve*
Embolism / etiology
Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis*,  mortality,  therapy
Heart Failure / etiology
Heart Valve Diseases / diagnosis,  mortality,  therapy

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