Neurological complications of infective endocarditis

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Clinically evident neurological complications develop in 15-40% of patients with infective endocarditis and are usually associated with cerebrovascular embolism. The risk of thromboembolic complications is related to the size and mobility of vegetations and to the presence of Staphylococcus aureus.Neurological complications should be managed by an multidis-ciplinary team including cardiologists, neurologists, intensivecare specialists, cardiac surgeons, clinical pharmacologists.

Key words

Infective endocarditis, neurological complications, visualizing diagnostic methods, antimicrobial therapy