What are the major echocardiographic criteria for infective endocarditis (IE)?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Major echocardiographic criteria include the following:

  • Echocardiogram positive for IE, documented by an oscillating intracardiac mass on a valve or on supporting structures, in the path of regurgitant jets, or on implanted material in the absence of an alternative anatomical explanation

  • Myocardial abscess

  • Development of partial dehiscence of a prosthetic valve

  • New-onset valvular regurgitation


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