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Valve disease in critical illness 

Valve disease in critical illness
Chapter:
Valve disease in critical illness
Source:
Acute and Critical Care Echocardiography
Author(s):

Claire Colebourn

and Jim Newton

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198757160.003.0005

This chapter describes the pathophysiology and methods of assessment of valve lesions affecting the aortic and mitral valves. It describes the management of these valve lesions in the critical care setting and guides decision-making about the impact of the valve lesion on the critical illness. The diagnosis and management of infective endocarditis are described in detail.

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