Published: 17 February 2018
Author(s): Oscar M.P. Jolobe
Section: Letter to the Editor

In their account of the prognostic implications of negative echocardiography in infective endocarditis (IE) the authors made the observation that “molecular imaging may have provided additional information” [1]. That would almost undoubtedly have been the case in their substantial subset of patients with prosthetic valves (PVs) and cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) [1], given the superior diagnostic rate of molecular imaging when IE occurs in that context [2].

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