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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction using an ultrasonic stethoscope in critically ill patients

  Descriptive parameters
Age, yr 60 ± 17
Men, n 71 (74%)
SAPS II 41 ± 15
Invasive mechanical ventilation, n 63 (66%)
Reason for admission, n*:  
   shock 35
   hypotension 16
   cardiac arrest 5
   acute respiratory failure 26
   systematic assessment 28
Hemodynamic management*:  
   fluid loading, mL 478 ± 967
   vasopressor support, n 26 (28%)
   inotropes, n 10 (11%)
Blood pressure, mmHg:  
   systolic 120 ± 27
   diastolic 68 ± 15
   mean 84 ± 19
Heart rate, bpm 91 ± 24
Central venous pressure, mmHg 9 ± 4
VT, mL 460 ± 63
Plateau pressure, cmH2O 19 ± 4
PEEP, cm H2O 7 ± 3
PaO2/FiO2 251 ± 112
Lactates, mmol/L 4.04 ± 3.92
Creatinin, μmol/L 143 ± 158
ALAT, IU/L 93 ± 196
Hemoglobin, g/dL 9 ± 2
  1. *: a single patient may fulfill several criteria