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Table 4 Occurrence of embolic events, locally uncontrolled infection, haemodynamic instability prior surgery and vegetation size in 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
Embolic events prior to surgery, % 29.82 27.96 0.768
Locally uncontrolled infection, % 30.00 31.87 0.775
Haemodynamically unstable, % 11.40 7.53 0.348
Vegetation size, mm, mean 16.70 (9.95) 14.48 (7.69) 0.097