Early and mid-term outcomes following surgical management of infective endocarditis with associated cerebral complications: a single centre experience.

@article{Yeates2010EarlyAM,
  title={Early and mid-term outcomes following surgical management of infective endocarditis with associated cerebral complications: a single centre experience.},
  author={Alexander Yeates and Julie A Mundy and Rayleene Griffin and Lachlan Marshall and Annabelle Wood and Paul Peters and Pallav Shah},
  journal={Heart, lung & circulation},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 9},
  pages={523-7}
}
BACKGROUND Surgical management of patients with infective endocarditis (IE) who have suffered preoperative cerebrovascular complications remains controversial. This study evaluates the impact of timing from stroke to valvular surgery on the early and mid-term neurological sequelae, functional status and quality of life in this high-risk group of patients with IE. METHOD Data on 13/108 (12%) patients with IE who suffered cerebrovascular complications during the period 1998-2009 was… CONTINUE READING