The Role of Coronary Catheterization with Angiography in Surgically Managed Infectious Endocarditis

Coronary catheterization with angiography is often performed prior to surgical valve replacement in infectious endocarditis. There is no existing data as to whether this intervention is clinically necessary or leads to a change in surgical management. In order to determine the frequency with which coronary angiography impacts surgical management in infectious endocarditis we conducted a retrospective review of surgically managed endocarditis cases at a tertiary care medical center.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Brief Observation Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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