Mechanisms of intracranial hemorrhage in infective endocarditis.

@article{Hart1987MechanismsOI,
  title={Mechanisms of intracranial hemorrhage in infective endocarditis.},
  author={Robert G. Hart and Kathleen Kagan-Hallet and S E Joerns},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1987},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={1048-56}
}
Analysis of 17 patients with infective endocarditis and intracranial hemorrhage yielded several different mechanisms of bleeding. Nine of 15 (60%) symptomatic intracranial hemorrhages occurred within 48 hours of admission and 3 more (20%) after hospital discharge. In 7 patients with Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis, symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage occurred within 48 hours of admission and resulted from septic arteritis in all 3 examined pathologically. Secondary hemorrhagic transformation… CONTINUE READING
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