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Table 1 Demographic factors in the total study cohort

From: Electrocardiographic changes in therapeutic hypothermia

Age (years) 63 ± 14
Male/female 60 (74%)/21 (26%)
Index arrhythmia  
   Ventricular fibrillation 56 (69%)
   Nonventricular fibrillation (pulseless electrical activity/asystole) 25 (31%)
Heart rhythm at hospital arrival  
   Sinus rhythm 56 (69%)
   Atrial fibrillation 18 (22%)
   Atrial flutter 1 (1%)
   Atrioventricular nodal rhythm 6 (8%)
Underlying condition  
   Myocardial infarction 45 (56%)
   Asphyxia/aspiration 5 (6%)
   Pulmonary embolism 5 (6%)
   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2 (3%)
   Brugada syndrome 1 (1%)
   Myocarditis 1 (1%)
   Severe aortic valve stenosis 3 (4%)
   Advanced heart failure 2 (3%)
   Unknown 17 (21%)
  1. Data presented as mean ± standard deviation or n (%).