Arch Cardiovasc Dis 2021 Aug-Sep;114(8-9):527-536. Epub 2021 Apr 29.
AP-HM, La Timone Hospital, Cardiology Department, 13005 Marseille, France; Aix Marseille Univ, IRD, AP-HM, MEPHI, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, 13005 Marseille, France. Electronic address:
Background: Infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with a high mortality rate, related in part to neurological complications. Studies suggest that valvular surgery should be performed early when indicated, but is often delayed by the presence of neurological complications.
Aim: To assess the effect of delaying surgery in patients with IE and neurological complications and to identify factors predictive of death. Read More