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  • aortic valve
  • 1 This model showed that endothelial damage and bacterial deposition occur in the low-pressure area immediately distal to an obstruction, such as coarctation of the aorta, a regurgitant mitral or aortic valve, or a ventricular septal defect. (aafp.org)
  • rheumatic
  • Calcific cerebral arterial embolization in the setting of bacterial endocarditis superimposed on prior rheumatic aortic valvular disease. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The frequency and character of these manifestations and their tendency to occur early in the course of the disease indicate that they are an important feature of endocarditis which, if not recognized, may cause a delay in the diagnosis by mimicking a rheumatic disease. (annals.org)
  • echocardiography
  • The most accurate method of detecting the valve vegetations of endocarditis is with a procedure called transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). (rxlist.com)
  • Response to treatment is indicated by a reduction in fever, negative blood bacterial cultures, and findings on echocardiography. (rxlist.com)
  • outcome
  • In the guidelines, cardiac conditions are stratified into high-, moderate- and negligible-risk categories based on the potential outcome if endocarditis develops. (aafp.org)
  • cardiac
  • Some conditions can be associated with skin findings that could appear similarly to those seen in endocarditis - cholesterol emboli , left ventricular thrombus with subsequent embolization, embolization of deep vein thrombosis in cases of right-to-left cardiac shunts, vasculitis . (visualdx.com)
  • While anyone can contract endocarditis, the infection usually develops in individuals with underlying structural cardiac defects. (aafp.org)