Pulmonary valve endocarditis: improved diagnosis with biplane transesophageal echocardiography

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1992 Mar-Apr;5(2):206-10. doi: 10.1016/s0894-7317(14)80556-7.


Pulmonary valve endocarditis is an uncommon disease. Improved visualization of the pulmonary valve on the longitudinal views provided by biplane transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) improves the diagnostic utility of TEE in pulmonary valve endocarditis. We report three cases of isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis diagnosed with biplanar TEE.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Candidiasis / diagnostic imaging
  • Echocardiography*
  • Endocarditis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Valve Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Valve* / diagnostic imaging
  • Staphylococcal Infections / diagnostic imaging