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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients on admission to the intensive care unit

From: Transpulmonary thermodilution-derived cardiac function index identifies cardiac dysfunction in acute heart failure and septic patients: an observational study

  Sepsis
n = 9
Acute heart failure
n = 12
P value
Gender, male/female 5/4 10/2 0.33
Age, years 52 (37–65) 65 (55–71) 0.15
Body mass index, kg/m2 23.4 (20.4–25.5) 25.0 (23.3–29.7) 0.19
SAPS II 49 (41–63) 35 (27–65) 0.19
PaO2/FiO2 ratio, mm Hg 165 (115–206) 254 (210–377) 0.004
ProBNP, ng/L 13,104 (6,964–27,225) 13,822 (7,692–23,885) 0.92
Troponin T, μg/L 0.03 (0.01–0.40) 0.11 (0.03–2.57) 0.42
Creatinine, μmol/L 129 (97–215) 138 (114–191) 0.65
White blood cell count, per mm3 12.5 (9.7–18.8) 9.5 (7.3–12.6) 0.19
CRP, mg/L 244 (85–334) 28 (7–150) 0.006
PCT, ng/mL 18.0 (2.5–34.4) 0.3 (0.2–1.3) 0.001
LVEFa, percentage 60 (50–65) 28 (19–43) 0.005
  1. Data are presented as numbers or medians (interquartile ranges). Creatinine, norm 70 to 105 μmol/L. Troponin T, norm <0.10 μg/L. aEchocardiography was performed in seven patients with sepsis and in nine patients with acute heart failure. CRP: C-reactive protein (norm <5 mg/L); FiO2: inspired oxygen fraction; LVEF: left ventricular ejection fraction; PaO2: partial arterial oxygen pressure; PCT: procalcitonin (norm <0.5 ng/mL); ProBNP: N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (norm <227 ng/L); SAPS II: Simplified Acute Physiology Score II.