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The value and limitations of echocardiography in recording mitral valve vegetations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  868741     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The echocardiographic findings and case reports of three patients with active Streptococcal endocarditis and severe congestive heart failure are presented. All three had pathologically proven vegetations on the mitral valve; however, only the two with calcification of the vegetations were successfully demonstrated on echocardiography. Clinical and pathological differences are highlighted and prior case reports in the literature are reviewed. The nonspecific nature of echoes recorded from valvular vegetation is stressed and factors in their echocardiographic detection are discussed.
C A Boucher; J T Fallon; G S Myers; A M Hutter; M J Buckley
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1977 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-07-29     Completed Date:  1977-07-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-43     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis*,  pathology
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve* / pathology
Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*,  pathology

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