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Table 1 Preoperative characteristics of the 27 patients who underwent lifting mitral annuloplasty

From: Midterm results of mitral valve repair with lifting annuloplasty strip for acute phase infective endocarditis

Variables No. (%)
Age (years) 43 ± 16
Male 11 (41)
Indication for surgery (≥ moderate to severe MR) and,  
 Systemic embolism with large vegetations 12 (44)
 Heart failure with acute pulmonary edema 7 (26)
 Septic shock 3 (11)
 Persistent fever and positive blood cultures > 7 to 10 days 1 (4)
LV EF (%) 64.4 ± 9.6
MR ERO (cm2) 0.59 ± 0.30
Positive blood culture 19 (70)
Streptococcus 11
     Mitis 4
     Sanguinis 2
     Viridans 2
     Pneumoniae 1
     Gordonii 1
     Enterococcus fecalis 1
Staphylococcus 4
  MRSA 3
  MSSA 1
 HACEK group 3
 Gram negative bacilli 1
Valvular pathology  
 Native mitral valve 26 (96)
 Myxomatous, prolapse 10
 Ruptured chordae 9
 Rheumatic 4
 Unclear, destructed by vegetations 3
 Status post mitral valve repair, elsewhere 1 (4)
  1. MR Mitral regurgitation, LV EF Left ventricular ejection fraction, ERO Effective regurgitant orifice, MRSA Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MSSA Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, HACEK Haemophilus, Aggregatibacter, Cardiobacterium, Eikenella, and Kingella