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What are the tests for bacterial endocarditis?
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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Several
They include blood cultures, complete blood count, chemistry profile, and most importantly, an echocardiogram or cardiac ultrasound.
A echocardiogram, particularly a transesophageal echocardiogram can detect with a high degree of certainty, infection of the heart valve, known as valvuvlar vegetations, and can also assess the heart for valve leakage and heart failure.

In brief: Several
They include blood cultures, complete blood count, chemistry profile, and most importantly, an echocardiogram or cardiac ultrasound.
A echocardiogram, particularly a transesophageal echocardiogram can detect with a high degree of certainty, infection of the heart valve, known as valvuvlar vegetations, and can also assess the heart for valve leakage and heart failure.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Dr. Michael Zevitz
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