SEPSIS AND SIRS: a focus on echocardiography in clinical setting
L’Angiocola PD, Vetrano DL
“The present narrative review aims to focus on the diagnostic process in case of patient with SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) or sepsis confirming or ruling out concomitant diagnosis of infectious endocarditis.
We focused on the proper indications for both transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography in SIRS/septic patients, reviewing the scientific literature and the updated international guidelines on the topics.
We suggest a flow chart tool to assist during the diagnostic process of infectious endocarditis, including an adequate use of echocardiography.”
Da IJPDTM – Italian Journal of Prevention, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Medicine Vol1 – N0.
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