Figure and 149.1B. Echocardiogram frames of a patient with infective endocarditis involving the mitral valve.
Figure and 149.1B. Echocardiogram frames of a patient with infective endocarditis involving the mitral valve.

Figure and 149.1B

Echocardiogram frames of a patient with infective endocarditis involving the mitral valve. A. the nonspecific findings often seen on transthoracic studies, and while suggestive of thickening of the leaflets, it is not diagnostic for the valve infection. B. The transesophageal image from the same patient recorded the following day, clearly showing the infected mitral valve leaflet.

From: Chapter 149, Cardiac Complications

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