Surgical management of infective endocarditis complicated by ischemic stroke

Kevin E. Hodges*, Syed T. Hussain, William J. Stewart, Gosta B. Pettersson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Embolism to the central nervous system is a frequent and important complication of infective endocarditis. While early surgery improves outcomes in many groups of patients with infective endocarditis, ischemic stroke secondary to septic embolism carries the risk of hemorrhagic transformation and neurological deterioration with heparinization and cardiopulmonary bypass. We review the literature regarding the surgical management of infective endocarditis in patients with cerebral emboli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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