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Table 7 Comparison between patients undergone or not to echocardiographic follow-up

From: Predictors of mortality and adverse events in patients with infective endocarditis: a retrospective real world study in a surgical centre

Echocardiographic follow-up No (n = 268) Yes (n = 95) p value
Female gender, n (%) 107 (40) 16 (17) < 0.001
Age (years), mean ± SD 66.8 ± 15.1 61.0 ± 13.5 < 0.001
Euroscore II, mean ± SD 14.5 ± 18.2 6.4 ± 7.5 < 0.001
Site of infection    NS
Aortic 143 (53) 50 (53) NS
Mitral 108 (40) 41 (41) NS
Tricuspidal 17 (7) 6 (6) NS
Ejection Fraction (%), mean ± SD 55.6 ± 10.3 59.8 ± 8.1 NS
TAPSE (mm), mean ± SD 20.3 ± 5.4 21.9 ± 5.9 NS
Vegetation length (mm), mean ± SD 8.8 ± 7.2 9.9 ± 8.6 NS