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Table 1 Patient characteristics a

From: Hypervolemia increases release of atrial natriuretic peptide and shedding of the endothelial glycocalyx

  VL ANH
Age (yr) 57 ± 4 55 ± 2
Height (cm) 170 ± 2 166 ± 2
Weight (kg) 67 ± 3 64 ± 4
BSA (m2) 1.8 ± 0.1 1.7 ± 0.1
Blood removed (ml)   1,267 ± 62
Colloid infused (ml) 1,326 ± 50 1,298 ± 71
Urine production (ml) 213 ± 66 228 ± 29
Baseline serum albumin (g/dl) 4.1 ± 0.1 4.1 ± 0.1
  1. aValues are given as mean ± SEM. There were no significant differences between the VL and ANH groups with respect to applicable parameters. Urine production was determined 30 minutes after fluid infusion (VL) or 30 minutes after blood draw (ANH), respectively. ANH, Acute normovolemic hemodilution; BSA, Body surface area; VL, Volume loading.