Spontaneously healing infective endocarditis: An unrecognized phenomenon?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Four patients on explanation of failed mitral or aortic valves had morphological valvular features consistent with healed infective endocarditis. Clinical episodes of endocarditis were not documented. The possibility of 'spontaneous' healing of heart valve infections is raised, although not without anatomical and functional sequelae.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McManus, BM; Rogler, WC; Rogers, JG; Wilson, JE

Published Date

  • January 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / SUPPL. J

Start / End Page

  • 327 - 330

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-668X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/eurheartj/8.suppl_j.327

Citation Source

  • Scopus