Temporal relationship between infective endocarditis and stroke.

  title={Temporal relationship between infective endocarditis and stroke.},
  author={Alexander E. Merkler and Stacy Y. Chu and M P Lerario and B B Navi and Hooman Kamel},
  volume={85 6},
OBJECTIVE Stroke frequently complicates infective endocarditis (IE). However, the temporal relationship between these diseases is uncertain. METHODS We performed a retrospective study of adult patients hospitalized for IE between July 1, 2007, and June 30, 2011, at nonfederal acute care hospitals in California. Previously validated diagnosis codes were used to identify the primary composite outcome of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke during discrete 1-month periods from 6 months before to 6… CONTINUE READING