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May 1986

Life-Threatening Complications of Infective Endocarditis and Their Management

Author Affiliations

From the Infectious Disease Division of the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Arch Intern Med. 1986;146(5):953-957. doi:10.1001/archinte.1986.00360170183025

• Life-threatening complications of acute infective endocarditis are still a problem despite the availability of effective antimicrobial agents. These complications, divided into two main categories, cardiac and extracardiac, and a review of the literature are presented.

(Arch Intern Med 1986;146:953-957)