Impact of cerebrovascular complications on mortality and neurologic outcome during infective endocarditis: a prospective multicentre study.

@article{Thuny2007ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of cerebrovascular complications on mortality and neurologic outcome during infective endocarditis: a prospective multicentre study.},
  author={Franck Thuny and J. F. Avierinos and Christophe M. Tribouilloy and Roch Giorgi and Jean-Paul Casalta and Lo{\"i}c Milandre and Amel Brahim and Georges Nadji and Alberto Rib{\'e}ri and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Collart and S. Renard and Didier Raoult and Gilbert Habib},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 9},
  pages={
          1155-61
        }
}
AIMS To analyse the risk of death according to the type of cerebrovascular complications (CVC) during infective endocarditis (IE) and to analyse the determinants of outcome in patients with IE and a CVC. METHODS AND RESULTS In two referral centres, 496 consecutive patients with definite IE were prospectively included. Cerebral CT scan was performed in 453 patients. During a mean 2.9 year follow-up, 139 (28%) patients died and CVC occurred in 109 (22%) patients. Stroke was an independent… CONTINUE READING

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