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ARTYKUŁ POGLĄDOWY
Submitted: 2012-02-14
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Central nervous system embolism in the course of infective endocarditis

Maciej Grabowski, Maria Jaworska-Wilczyńska, Urszula Ablewska, Katarzyna Czerwińska-JeIonkiewicz, Elżbieta Abramczuk, Małgorzata Miłkowska, Tomasz Hryniewiecki
DOI: 10.5114/ninp.2013.32939
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2013;47(1):53-62.

open access

Vol 47, No 1 (2013)
ARTYKUŁ POGLĄDOWY
Submitted: 2012-02-14

Abstract

Despite the progress made in diagnosis and treatment of heart valve diseases, the incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) remains constant. It is still associated with high mortality and high rate of embolic complications, including most dangerous one, i.e. stroke. It has a significant impact on further treatment and qualifications for cardiac surgery. In this paper, the authors discuss the epidemiology, mechanisms of stroke and its impact on the qualifications for cardiac surgery. The authors discuss the problem of clinically silent central nervous system embolism in the course of IE and the usefulness of neuroimaging and markers of central nervous system damage in diagnosis of cerebral embolism.

Abstract

Despite the progress made in diagnosis and treatment of heart valve diseases, the incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) remains constant. It is still associated with high mortality and high rate of embolic complications, including most dangerous one, i.e. stroke. It has a significant impact on further treatment and qualifications for cardiac surgery. In this paper, the authors discuss the epidemiology, mechanisms of stroke and its impact on the qualifications for cardiac surgery. The authors discuss the problem of clinically silent central nervous system embolism in the course of IE and the usefulness of neuroimaging and markers of central nervous system damage in diagnosis of cerebral embolism.

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Keywords

infekcyjne zapalenie wsierdzia, jawna klinicznie zatorowość OUN, niema klinicznie zatorowość OUN, białko S-100B, enolaza swoista dla neuronów

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Title

Central nervous system embolism in the course of infective endocarditis

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 47, No 1 (2013)

Pages

53-62

DOI

10.5114/ninp.2013.32939

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2013;47(1):53-62.

Keywords

infekcyjne zapalenie wsierdzia
jawna klinicznie zatorowość OUN
niema klinicznie zatorowość OUN
białko S-100B
enolaza swoista dla neuronów

Authors

Maciej Grabowski
Maria Jaworska-Wilczyńska
Urszula Ablewska
Katarzyna Czerwińska-JeIonkiewicz
Elżbieta Abramczuk
Małgorzata Miłkowska
Tomasz Hryniewiecki

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