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Table 2 Therapeutic strategies and mortality of patients with infective endocarditis, by presence of cerebral embolism

From: Impact of septic cerebral embolism on prognosis and therapeutic strategies of infective endocarditis: a retrospective study in a surgical centre

  Cerebral embolism p value
No
(N = 425)
Yes
(N = 126)
Treatment (N, %)    
 Excluded from surgery despite indication 40 (9.5%) 20 (15.8%) 0.002
 Surgery 329 (77.4%) 102 (81.0%)  
 No indication for surgery 56 (13.1%) 4 (3.2%)  
Thirty-day mortality (N, %) 36 (8.5%) 13 (10.3%) NS
Three-year mortality (N, %) 135 (31.8%) 48 (38.1%) NS