By Cedric W. Spak, MD

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Pinning down infective endocarditis cases

The diagnositic criteria are diverse, and many cases are far from obvious. An infectious disease specialist explicates the workup and initial therapy. Despite all the recent technologic advances in cardiology, there continue to be 10,000-15,000 cases of infective endocarditis (IE) annually in the United States. Originally, the infection was diagnosed by pathologic findings on the…

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