Speed of Sound: Diagnosing Endocarditis, Video 2 of 2

Christine Butts, MD, explains how to diagnose endocarditis with ultrasound. This video shows the right ventricular inflow view with the left ventricle seen to the left with right atrium, ventricle, and tricuspid valve on the right. Read more in Dr. Butts’ column at http://bit.ly/SpeedSound.
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A 43-year-old man with past history of non IV drug use and Hepatitis C was hospitalized in Internal medicine department due to three days of fatigue and dizziness. Upon admission he was alert, his heart rate was 90 beat per minute, the blood pressure was 91/53mmHg, oxygen saturation was 98% and the body temperature was 37.10c. Physical examination was unremarkable except for cachexia and poor sanitation.
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ConclusionAlthough rare, tricuspid endocarditis is not exceptional and occurs in a context that favors. The operative indication is rarely hemodynamic, but rather infectious to eradicate an antibiotic resistant focus. Overall prognosis of remains better than the left side.
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Abstract INTRODUCTION: Infectious endocarditis (IE) is a serious disease that has continued to evolve in diagnostic and therapeutic terms. AIM: To analyze the diagnostic and out come profile. METHODS: We collected 57 (IE) cases with a definite diagnosis according to the modified Duke criteria. Patients were admitted consecutively to the Cardiology Department of the Oran university hospital from January 2011 to June 2017. Among the variables studied: clinical data, paraclinic data, therapeutic management and hospital outcome. RESULTS: The mean age was 40.5±15 years (extreme 16-67 years), with ...
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Christine Butts, MD, explains how to diagnose endocarditis with ultrasound. The parasternal long axis view demonstrating mitral regurgitation (blue jet in left atrium) demonstrates mobile vegetation on the anterior leaflet in this video. Read more in Dr. Butts’ column at http://bit.ly/SpeedSound.
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