How do mortality rates compare between native valve endocarditis (NVE) and prosthetic valve endocarditis?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Mortality rates in NVE range from 16-27%. Mortality rates in patients with PVE are higher. More than 50% of these infections occur within 2 months after surgery. The fatality rate of pacemaker IE ranges up to 34%. [34]


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