sexta-feira, março 12, 2010
Europa: Recomendações para endocardite
Recommendations for the practice of echocardiography in infective endocarditis FREE
TTE is recommended as the first-line imaging modality in suspected IE;
TEE is recommended in patients with high clinical suspicion of IE and a normal TTE;
TEE should be considered in the majority of adult patients with suspected IE, even in cases with positive TTE;
Repeat TTE/TEE within 7–10 days is recommended in case of initially negative examination when clinical suspicion of IE remains high;
TEE is not indicated in patients with a good-quality negative TTE and low clinical suspicion of IE.
A sociedade européia recomenda fazer o transesofágico mesmo em quem já tem um transtorácico positivo para endocardite!!!
Então vamos fazer.