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Division

West Florida

Hospital

Oak Hill

Specialty

Emergency Medicine

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

6-2020

Keywords

endocarditis, intravenous substance abuse, IVDU

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Diagnosis | Emergency Medicine

Abstract

Endocarditis is a well known complication of intravenous drug abuse which classically affects the tricuspid valve. It is usually diagnosed by formal echocardiogram and positive blood cultures. Vegetations involving both the mitral and tricuspid valves are rare, occurring in less than 5% of all cases of infective endocarditis. 1 Here we report a case of a patient with vegetations on both valves which was discovered by point of care ultrasound.

Bedside Point of Care Ultrasound Diagnosing Bilateral Valve Involvement in Infective Endocarditis

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