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Table 2 Baseline clinical characteristics of entire population (n = 36)

From: Diagnostic value of harmonic transthoracic echocardiography in native valve infective endocarditis: comparison with transesophageal echocardiography

Characteristics  
Age 57 ± 15
Male gender (%) 21 (58)
Prior IE (%) 4 (11)
Rheumatic fever (%) 1 (3)
Fever (%) 23 (64)
Rheumatoid factor (%) 2 (6)
Valve disease (%) 9 (25)
Intravenous drug use (%) 3 (8)
Indwelling catheter (%) 2 (6)
New regurgitant murmur (%) 5 (14)
Positive blood cultures (%) 33 (91)
Vascular event (%) 10 (28)
  1. Values are mean ± SD (percentage). y, years; IE, infective endocarditis.