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Table 2 Characteristics of infective endocarditis patients with troponin levels

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)Elevated Troponin Level n = 57Normal Troponin level n = 155P-value
Patient Characteristics
 Age, years44 (30–59)40 (30–55)0.5
 Sex, male27 (47%)74 (48%)1.0
Comorbidities
 Injection Drug Use34 (60%)90 (58%)0.84
 Hepatitis C virus14 (25%)74 (48%)< 0.001
 Diabetes mellitus7 (12%)22 (14%)0.72
 Heart failure17 (30%)17 (30%)0.34
 Atrial fibrillation5 (9%)21 (14%)0.35
 Acute Renal failure/Hemodialysis30 (53%)50 (32%)0.007
 Sepsis/septic shock40 (70%)43 (28%)< 0.001
Infection Characteristics and Outcomes
 Septic emboli49 (86%)69 (45%)< 0.001
 Left-sided IE31 (54%)37 (24%)< 0.001
 Valve surgery16 (28%)17 (11%)0.002
 Died in-hospital19 (33%)14 (9%)< 0.001