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  • viridans streptococci 4-16% mortality
  • S. aureus 25-47% mortality
  • fungal infections - over 50% mortality
  • mortality is increased if endocarditis is complicated by abscess formation, congestive heart failure or a neurological event
  • right-sided endocarditis in IV drug abusers - about 10% mortality

For infective endocarditis following prosthetic valve replacement:

  • early endocarditis 30-70% mortality
  • late endocarditis 20-30% mortality


(1) Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin (2002), 40 (4), 26-30.

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