Application of contrast echocardiography in the evaluation of a right-sided vegetative lesion

Paul Anaya, Mikhael F. El-Chami, Andreas P. Kalogeropoulos, Randy P. Martin, Stamatios Lerakis

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Abstract

Transesophageal echocardiography has significantly improved the detection of vegetative lesions, including those associated with indwelling central venous lines. However, in certain cases, the increased mobility of these lesions as well as the presence of indwelling catheters obscure the precise delineation of their origin and the detection of attachment to adjacent structures. We report a case of right-sided endocarditis in which the use of contrast was instrumental to the comprehensive evaluation of the lesion and to subsequent patient management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-503
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Echocardiography
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Contrast echocardiography
  • Endocarditis
  • Indwelling catheters
  • Right atrium
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

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