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endocarditis, intravenous substance abuse, IVDU
Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Diagnosis | Emergency Medicine
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.
Cole, Corey DO; Tirado, Alfredo MD; and Schwadron, Jonathan DO, "Bedside Point of Care Ultrasound Diagnosing Bilateral Valve Involvement in Infective Endocarditis" (2020). West Florida Division Virtual Research Day. 27.