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Table 1 Characteristics of patients at the time of evaluation

From: Comparison of echocardiographic indices of right ventricular systolic function and ejection fraction obtained with continuous thermodilution in critically ill patients

Characteristics Values
Age (years) 70 [57–80]
Female gender 10 (40%)
BMI (kg/m2) 24 [21–29]
Admission diagnosis
 Acute heart failure 11 (44%)
 Septic shock 14 (66%)
Charlson comorbidity index 6 [2–7]
Comorbidities
 HFrEF 3 (12%)
 HFpEF 5 (20%)
 COPD 8 (32%)
 Pulmonary hypertension 6 (24%)
 None 11 (44%)
SAPS II 57 [46–65]
SOFA score 12 [10–14]
Mortality at day 28 14 (56%)
Time from ICU admission (days) 3 [2–4]
Mechanical ventilation 24 (96%)
 Tidal volume (mL/kg) 6.5 [6.0–7.1]
 Plateau pressure (cmH20) 20 [13–24]
 End-expiratory pressure (cmH20) 7 [5–10]
Hemodynamic support 23 (92%)
 Norepinephrine 22 (88%)
 Norepinephrine dose (μg/kg/min) 0.29 [0.14–0.50]
 Dobutamine 4 (16%)
 Dobutamine dose (μg/kg/min) 5 [5–5]
  1. Values are median [interquartile range] and number (percentage)
  2. BMI body mass index, HFrEF heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, HFpEF heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, SAPS simplified acute physiologic score, SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment, ICU intensive care unit