What is the role of two-dimensional cardiac Doppler ultrasonography in the diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE)?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Two-dimensional cardiac Doppler ultrasound testing has been a significant advance for the diagnosis and evaluation of IE. It provides information about the presence and size of vegetations, which helps in diagnosis and, to some extent, in predicting embolization.


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