Comparison of M-mode and cross-sectional echocardiography in infective endocarditis

L. S. Wann, C. C. Hallam, J. C. Dillon, A. E. Weyman, H. Feigenbaum

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Cross-sectional and M-mode echocardiograms were performed on 23 consecutive patients with infective endocarditis. Both M-mode and cross-sectional echocardiography identified vegetations in 18 patients, 10 of whom required valve replacement within 1 month of presentation. Cross-sectional echocardiography alone identified a vegetation in one patient with a prosthetic valve. Neither technique identified vegetations in five instances. The size and shape of a vegetation on cross-sectional echocardiography did not accurately predict the need for early valve replacement or the incidence of major peripheral emboli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)728-733
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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