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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2019 May;37(2):166-170. Korean. Case Report.
Koo YJ , Jung JW , Park CW , Ha WS , Choi BK , Chung HY , Lyou HJ , Hwang IG , Kim YD , Heo JH , Nam HS .
Department of Neurology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Infective endocarditis (IE) is not a common cause of stroke. Considering the high mortality rates, however, IE should always be considered as a possible cause of stroke even when the chances are low. Atrioesophageal fistula is a life-threatening condition that can cause IE and subsequent stroke, but the diagnosis is often delayed due to its rarity. We report a case of multiple embolic infarcts caused by infective endocarditis associated with atrioesophageal fistula after radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.

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