Malini Krishnan
National Institutes of Health
Internal medicineCardiologyTransesophageal echocardiogramStaphylococcus aureusInfective endocarditisMitraClipMedicine
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The MitraClip procedure (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA) was introduced in 2003. As of July 2017, >50,000 patients have been treated worldwide.1 Six cases of infective endocarditis (IE) after repair with the MitraClip have been reported.2 Three of the six were caused by Staphylococcus aureus, and two of these patients died. Most of the patients were treated surgically.2, 3 Echocardiography plays a vital role in the diagnosis of IE. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has higher sensitivity ...
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