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Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis

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Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) is a disease characterised by the presence of vegetations on cardiac valves, which consist of fibrin and platelet aggregates and devoid of inflammation or bacteria. NBTE has increasingly been recognised as a condition associated with numerous diseases and a potentially life-threatening source of thromboembolism. NBTE is not a common entity; however it is frequently underestimated, probably due to underlying diseases (cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV). NBTE is difficult to diagnose and relies on strong clinical suspicion. NBTE is also difficult to manage and each case should be individually managed by identifying and treating the underlying pathology. Surgical intervention is not recommended unless the patient is in acute congestive failure.

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Asopa, Sanjay, Patel, Anish, Khan, Omar A., Sharma, Rajan and Ohri, Sunil K. (2007) Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 32, (5), pp. 696-701. (doi:10.1016/j.ejcts.2007.07.029).

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Published date: November 2007
Keywords: endocarditis, pathology, etiology, thromboembolism, review, cancer, disease, inflammation, heart valve diseases, humans

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Local EPrints ID: 60877
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/60877
ISSN: 1010-7940
PURE UUID: 2fce6ea9-5033-4ca6-97ae-4f3b1dafbf7b

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Date deposited: 26 Sep 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:23

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Author: Sanjay Asopa
Author: Anish Patel
Author: Omar A. Khan
Author: Rajan Sharma
Author: Sunil K. Ohri

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