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Keywords

complication, endocarditis, mycotic aneurysm

 

Authors

  1. Schneider, Melissa A.
  2. Pomidor, Michelle A.

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Neurologic complications occur in 20%-40% of patients with infective endocarditis. Mycotic aneurysms are one example of these complications, and although rare, they can confound a patient's recovery and increase morbidity and mortality. This article will examine one patient's experience and the devastating effects that this complication had on his life. The information in this article will help to support neurological nurses in refining care and facilitating the best possible recovery for patients who develop this condition.