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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 124-126

Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic diagnosis of catheter endocarditis hidden in intracaval stent

1 Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, University Hospital Policlinico, Bari, Italy
2 Department of Hospital, Cardiology Unit, Hospital Policlinico, Bari, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Paolo Colonna
Hospital Policlinico, Piazza G. Cesare, Bari 70124
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_12_18

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In recent years, with an increasing number of central venous access procedures and cardiac implantable electronic device implantation, the incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) has become more prevalent. Two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2D-TTE) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) are a key part of the evaluation of IE, but advances in three-dimensional echocardiography have enabled a better spatial resolution and visualization of cardiac structures, allowing the identification of any valvular vegetations, abscesses, or nodules. Herein, we report the usefulness of 3D-TEE in a difficult diagnosis of hemodialysis catheter endocarditis hidden in intracaval stent.

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