When to Get a Transesophageal Echocardiogram for Endocarditis

The following are criteria for getting a TEE in the setting of suspected SBE:

Staph bacteremia

Limited TTE due to obesity or mechanical ventilation

Prosthetic valve causing shadowing

Hx of endocarditis

Structural valve abnormality

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