Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: transesophageal echocardiograph

  • History of endocarditis

    Ramin SamCalifornia, United States Until the advent of the 19th century there had been autopsy reports of patients who may had suffered from infective endocarditis, but little was known of the disease and there had been no description of it.1 By the beginning of the 20th century, however, infective endocarditis had become a well described…