Assessing endocarditis with echocardiography

Echocardiography is the perfect imaging modality for suspected endocarditis. Learn more about what abnormalities you need to look for.

Andrew R. Houghton, MD
Andrew R. Houghton, MD
26th Sep 2022 • 1m read

The diagnostic criteria for infective endocarditis are called the Duke criteria. They can be divided into pathological criteria, and minor and major clinical criteria. In this lesson, you will get an overview of relevant echo abnormalities—a major clinical criterion.

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