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Table 1 Patient characteristics in the CPC1-2 and CPC 3-5 cohortsa

From: The brain-enriched microRNA miR-124 in plasma predicts neurological outcome after cardiac arrest

Characteristics CPC 1-2 (n = 35) CPC 3-5 (n = 30) P-value
Age, (years) 65 (15 to 82) 72 (14 to 87) ns
Female sex 9 (26%) 14 (47%) ns
Initial rhythm    
VT/VF 28 (80%) 19 (63%) ns
Asystole 3 (9%) 7 (23%) ns
PEA 4 (11%) 4 (13%) ns
Witnessed CA 29 (83%) 28 (93%) ns
Bystander CPR 17 (49%) 11 (37%) ns
Out-of-hospital CA 30 (86%) 22 (73%) ns
Time from CA to ROSC (minutes) 16 (2 to 47) 25 (7 to 110) <0.01
Time from CA to initiation of hypothermia (minutes) 60 (0 to 330) 70 (45 to 210) <0.05
Time from CA to target temperature (minutes) 225 (25 to 565) 193 (100 to 430) ns
Primary cardiac cause 28 (80%) 18 (60%) ns
  1. aCA, Cardiac arrest; CPC, Cerebral Performance Category; CPR, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; ns, Not significant; PEA, Pulseless electrical activity; ROSC, Return of spontaneous circulation; VF, Ventricular fibrillation; VT, Ventricular tachycardia. Values are presented as median (range) or counts and percentages.