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Table 6 Duration of hospital and ICU stay, reoperation for bleeding and mortality rates 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
Intrahospital stay, days, mean 25.00 (16.00–35.00) 23.00 (17.50–31.00) 0.378
Stay in ICU, days, mean 2.00 (1.00–5.00) 2.00 (1.00–3.00) 0.828
Reoperation for bleeding, % 17.54 12.90 0.358
Mortality, % 14.04 5.38 0.062