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Table 2 In-hospital treatment and findings in the study patients

From: Who benefits most from mild therapeutic hypothermia in coronary intervention era? A retrospective and propensity-matched study

  Hypothermia group (n= 110) Normothermia group (n= 290) P value
Dose of epinephrine (mg) 1 (0 to 3) 1 (0 to 2) 0.54
Emergency coronary angiography 68 (62) 34 (12) <0.001
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention 33 (30) 16 (6) <0.001
Use of intra-aortic balloon pump 65 (59) 22 (8) <0.001
Use of extracorporeal life-support 27 (25) 13 (4) <0.001
Time interval from return of spontaneous circulation to target temperature (minutes) 149 (104 to 262)   
Protocol of duration of cooling/rewarming 24 hours/12 hours 40 (36)   
Duration of cooling (hours) 47 (24 to 49)   
Duration of rewarming (hours) 47 (17 to 57)   
Duration of hospital stay (days) 17 (5 to 29) 1 (1 to 3) <0.001
Cause of death within 30 days    
   Hemodynamic instability 21 (36) 90 (37)  
   Withdrawal of intensive therapy 18 (32) 85 (35)  
   Multiple organ failure 15 (26) 10 (4)  
   Pneumonia 3 (6) 12 (5)  
   Other 0 (0) 46 (19)  
  1. Data presented as median (interquartile range) or n (%).