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Table 1 Preoperative profile of the 34 patients with active infective endocarditis

From: Role of mitral valve repair in active infective endocarditis: long term results

Variable  
Age (years) 58 ± 17
Male/Female 22/12
LVEF % 57 ± 3
Systolic blood pressure mmHg 127 ± 13
Diastolic blood pressure mmHg 74 ± 7
Heart rate beats/min 81 ± 20
NYHA class Patient number
 I 3
 II 9
 III 17
 IV 5
Aetiologic agent
 Staphylococcus 10
 Streptococcus 17
 Gram - 1
 Enterococcus 2
 Negative blood colture 4
Indication to surgery
 Peri valvular spreading of infection 10
 Congestive heart failure 4
  > 10 mm vegetations 16
 Recurrent embolic event 4