Which factors are predictive of a poor prognosis of Pseudomonas cardiovascular infections?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Answer

For patients with cardiovascular (CV) infections, the following factors are associated with poor prognosis:

  • Delayed initiation of antibiotic therapy

  • Age older than 30 years

  • Presence of left-sided disease with persistent fever, despite 2 weeks' therapy

  • Mural vegetations

  • Systemic embolization

  • Mixed infections involving both P aeruginosa and S aureus.


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