Molecular imaging should have played a role

Published:February 17, 2018DOI:


      • Molecular imaging is a useful adjunct to echocardiography in the diagnosis of IE.
      • Documentation of endocardial infection by molecular imaging now qualifies as a major criterion in the Duke Classification.
      • Molecular imaging is advantageous for identifying PV-related IE and CIED-related IE.
      • Molecular imaging is uniquely advantageous in identifying CHD-related IE.
      • Molecular imaging is uniquely advantageous in identifying septic emboli.


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