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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus capitis: report of 4 cases

  Age
(y.o.)
Sex PVE onset from the first operation (Days) First valve operation Surgical Indication Fever at admission Heart
failure
Embolic Event Re-operation from the PVE diagnosis (days) Re-operation from the fever onset (days)
Case 1 79 F 24 AVR (Biological) Annular abscess
Regurgitation
+ - - 5 12
Case 2 79 F 40 AVR (Biological) Vegetation + - - 2 14
Case 3 76 M 53 AVR (Biological) Vegetation + - - 2 8
Case 4 68 F 106 MVR (Biological)
AVR (Biological)
Regurgitation
Shock
+ + - 0 8
Mean 76 ± 5.2   56 ± 36       2.3 ± 2.1 10.5 ± 3
  1. PVE; prosthetic valve endocarditis, F; female, M; male AVR; aortic valve replacement, MVR; mitral valve replacement