A Spiral in the Heart: Mitral Valve Endocarditis with Unusua
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Infective endocarditis (IE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and stroke secondary to septic embolus is a major and potentially life-threatening complication of left-sided IE . Although early diagnosis, prompt starting of adequate antibiotic therapy, and surgery when appropriate are the cornerstones of successful IE treatment, it is known that the ability of antimicrobial agents to penetrate into the vegetations is a key factor to determine the clinical outcome of IE patients.We report a case of persistent IE followed by ischemic stroke, where an atypical vegetation shape might have contributed to reduce the penetration of the antimicrobial agents, favouring IE persistence and septic embolization....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4637073/
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