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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with septic shock with and without IVO

From: Early dynamic left intraventricular obstruction is associated with hypovolemia and high mortality in septic shock patients

  Septic shock patients without IVO (n = 171) Septic shock patients with IVO (n = 47) p value
Age (years) 62 ± 15 69 ± 11 ns
Males 106 (62 %) 27 (57 %) ns
SAPS II 54 ± 21 59 ± 16 ns
Mechanical ventilation 149 (87 %) 39 (83 %) ns
ICU stay duration (days) 11 ± 27 12 ± 10 ns
Medical patients 109 (64 %) 32 (68 %) ns
Surgical patients 62 (36 %) 15 (32 %) ns
ICU mortality 41 (24 %) 25 (53 %) <0.01
Mortality at 28 days 57 (33 %) 26 (55 %) <0.01
  1. Values are shown as n (%) or mean ± SD. IVO intraventricular obstruction, ns not significant, SAPS Simplified Acute Physiology Score