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TableĀ 4 Echocardiographic findings suggestive of endocarditis

From: Echocardiography in the sepsis syndromes

Mobile echo dense mass attached to valvular/mural endocardium, or to implanted material
Paravalvular fistulae or abscess formation
New disruption or dehiscence of a prosthetic valve (paravalvular leak)
  1. Even if echocardiography alone cannot be used to make diagnosis of infective endocarditis, combination of clinical-instrumental-microbiological criteria with detection of at least one of these findings does