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Table 1 Patient characteristics in the biomarker substudy and the patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and a shockable rhythm in the main FINNRESUSCI Study

From: Prognostic value of high-sensitivity troponin T levels in patients with ventricular arrhythmias and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: data from the prospective FINNRESUSCI study

  Biomarker substudy Main study
(n =155) (n =311)
Age 63 (56 to 72) 63 (56 to 72)
Male sex, n (%) 132 (85%) 253 (81%)
Coronary artery disease, n (%) 50 (32%) 113 (36%)
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 33 (21%) 59 (19%)
Hypertension, n (%) 70 (45%) 140 (45%)
Heart failure, n (%) 23 (15%) 45 (15%)
SAPS II score 58 (40 to 69) 54 (39 to 66)
Resuscitation   
Witnessed cardiac arrest, n (%) 143 (92%) 288 (93%)
Bystander CPR, n (%) 105 (68%) 195 (63%)
Time to ROSC, minutes 20 (14 to 29) 20 (14 to 27)
Treatment during ICU stay   
Awake on ICU admission, n (%) 9 (6%) 30 (10%)
Therapeutic hypothermia, n (%) 134 (87%) 241 (78%)
Coronary angiography, n (%) 34 (22%) 72 (23%)
PCI, n (%) 15 (10%) 38 (12%)
Infection   
Pneumonia, n (%) 64 (41%) 111 (36%)
Sepsis, n (%) 9 (6%) 14 (5%)
Outcome   
Mechanical ventilation, h 50 (40 to 79) 46 (35 to 72)
ICU LOS, days 3.2 (2.2 to 5.0) 2.9 (1.9 to 4.8)
Hospital mortality, n (%) 45 (29%) 96 (31%)
Mortality after 1 year, n (%) 59 (38%) 124 (40%)
CPC 3 to 5 after 1 year, n (%) 65 (42%) 136 (44%)
  1. n, number of patients; hs-TnT, high-sensitivity troponin T; SAPS II, simplified acute physiology score II; CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation; ROSC, return of spontaneous circulation; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention; LOS, length of stay; CPC, cerebral performance categories. Continuous data are presented as median (quartile 1 to 3).