Search Tag: Infective Endocarditis

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Inflammatory Disorders: The Role of PET Imaging

2016 28 Nov

Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging can be useful in the diagnosis and prognosis in cardiac inflammatory disorders, including infective endocarditis, pericarditis and myocarditis, according to results of a systematic review published by The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. See Also : PACIFIC Trial: Comparing... Read more

Cardiology Management

Risk Factors, Outcomes of Infective Endocarditis after TAVR

2016 13 Sep

According to a study published in JAMA , among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, younger age, male sex, history of diabetes mellitus, and moderate to severe residual aortic regurgitation were significantly associated with an increased risk of infective endocarditis. In addition, patients who developed endocarditis had high... Read more