Neurological complications of infective endocarditis: new breakthroughs in diagnosis and management.

@article{Novy2013NeurologicalCO,
  title={Neurological complications of infective endocarditis: new breakthroughs in diagnosis and management.},
  author={Emmanuel Novy and Romain Sonneville and Micka{\"e}l Mazighi and Isabelle F. Klein and Eric Mariotte and Bruno H Mourvillier and Lila Bouadma and Michel Wolff},
  journal={Medecine et maladies infectieuses},
  year={2013},
  volume={43 11-12},
  pages={443-50}
}
Neurological complications are frequent in infective endocarditis (IE) and increase morbidity and mortality rates. A wide spectrum of neurological disorders may be observed, including stroke or transient ischemic attack, cerebral hemorrhage, mycotic aneurysm, meningitis, cerebral abscess, or encephalopathy. Most complications occur early during the course of IE and are a hallmark of left-sided abnormalities of native or prosthetic valves. Ischemic lesions account for 40% to 50% of IE central… CONTINUE READING