Table 1

Clinical characteristics of patients with bloodstream infections

CharacteristicsLVAD
n=36
Control
n=41
P values
Age at LVAD implantation or indwelling line placement, years58±1455±130.29
Male gender28 (78)30 (73)0.79
Race0.75
Caucasian19 (53)23 (56)
Black14 (39)16 (39)
Hispanic2 (6)2 (5)
Other1 (3)0 (0)
Ischemic etiology of cardiomyopathy11 (31)13 (32)1.0
  • Data are presented as mean±SD or count (%).

  • LVAD, left ventricular assist device.