Table 2

End points

End points Period 1980–1987 (87 episodes), n (%) Period 1988–1995 (125 episodes), n (%) p Value
Death total14 (16)18 (14)NS
 Infective endocarditis associated13 (15)17 (14)NS
Cerebral deficit6 (8)9 (8)NS
 Intracranial haemorrhages1 (1)3 (2)NS
Valve surgery2-150 36 (41)45 (36)NS
 Mitral valve2 (2)10 (8)2-151 0.08
 Aortic valve32 (37)26 (21)2-152 < 0.02
 Tricuspid valve01 (1)NS
 Mitral + aortic valve2 (2)8 (6)0.17
  • 2-150 In two additional patients, thrombectomy of the leg and resection of a mycotic aneurysm of the leg, respectively, were performed

  • 2-151 In two patients, reconstruction of the valve without replacement was done.

  • 2-152 In one patient, paravalvar leakage of an artificial valve was sutured.