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Table 2 Characteristics of IE patients depending on blood culture status

From: Comparison of outcome between blood culture positive and negative infective endocarditis patients undergoing cardiac surgery

  Blood culture positive Blood culture negative p value
Age, mean (years) 57.17 (15.59) 53.61 (12.80) 0.073
Sex, male, % 78.07 65.59 0.046
BMI, mean (kg/m2) 25.45 (4.48) 25.91 (5.65) 0.531
PVE, % 21.51 19.30 0.694
Aortic valve IE, % 38.60 41.94 0.626
Mitral valve IE, % 32.46 22.58 0.116
Aortic and mitral valve IE, % 18.42 29.03 0.072
Left heart side IE, % 89.47 95.70 0.095
Intravenous drug injection history, % 12.28 4.30 0.043
Haemodynamically stable, % 88.60 92.47 0.348
Left ventricle ejection fraction, mean, % 55.24 (11.19) 55.77 (9.18) 0.714
Euroscore II risk, mean, % 7.35 6.80 0.595