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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of infective endocarditis patients who survived and died

From: Elevated troponin level as a predictor of inpatient mortality in patients with infective endocarditis in the Southeast United States

Characteristic n (%) or median (IQR)Total Population n = 283Died in Hospital n = 36Alive n = 247P-value
Patient Characteristics
 Age, years41 (30–57)46 (33–63)40 (29–56)0.14
 Sex, male153 (54%)24 (67%)129 (52%)0.10
Comorbidities
 HIV/AIDS4 (1%)04 (62%)1.0
 Injection drug use164 (58%)24 (67%)140 (57%)0.26
 Hepatitis C virus110 (39%)7 (19%)103 (42%)0.01
 Diabetes mellitus40 (14%)5 (14%)35 (14%)0.96
 Heart failure64 (23%)8 (22%)56 (23%)1.0
 Atrial fibrillation31 (110%)7 (19%)24 (10%)0.09
 Hemodialysis15 (5%)015 (6%)0.23
 Acute renal failure/hemodialysis99 (35%)27 (75%)72 (29%)< 0.001
 Septic shock93 (33%)28 (78%)65 (26%)< 0.001
 Troponin obtained212 (75%)33 (92%)179 (73%)0.01
Infection Characteristics and Outcomes
 Septic Emboli151 (54%)27 (75%)124 (50%)0.005
 Left-sided IE86 (30%)18 (50%)68 (28%)0.01
 IE Valve Surgery44 (16%)044 (18%)0.01
 MRSA IE91 (32%)16 (44%)75 (30%)0.09
 LAMA24 (9%)024 (10%)0.05