• A patient with enterococcal endocarditis and mitral valve vegetations showed focal activity in the mitral valve complex in images obtained with two bone-seeking radiopharmaceutials: technetium Tc 99m pyrophosphate and technetium Tc 99m medronate. Infective endocarditis is a rare cause of focal cardiac uptake in both infarct-avid myocardial scintigraphy and routine bone imaging.
(Arch Intern Med 1982;142:1360-1362)
Kerber G, Ryan JW, Karunaratne HB. Enterococcal Endocarditis: A Rare Cause of Focal Cardiac Uptake in Infarct-Avid Myocardial Scintigraphy. Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(7):1360–1362. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340200128023
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