Early Operation for Endocarditis Complicated by Preoperative Cerebral Emboli Is Not Associated With Worsened Outcomes

Academic Article


  • CONCLUSIONS: Early surgical intervention in patients with IE complicated by preoperative septic cerebral emboli does not lead to significantly worse postoperative outcomes. Early surgical intervention for IE after embolic stroke warrants consideration, particularly in patients with high-risk features such as S aureus or annular abscess, or both.
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  • 501
  • End Page

  • 508
  • Volume

  • 100
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  • 2