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Table 1 Characteristics and outcomes of the 13 patients in severe accidental hypothermia with cardiocirculatory instability

From: Clinical course and prognostic factors of patients in severe accidental hypothermia with circulatory instability rewarmed with veno-arterial ECMO - an observational case series study

Sex: Male 10 (77%)
Age [years] Me 60; IQR [56-66]
Urban-type hypothermia 13 (100%)
Distance of transport [km] Me 14, IQR [7-82]
Type of Transport
HEMS 2 (15%)
Ambulance 10 (77%)
 ECMO team to the patient 1 (8%)
Tc on admission [°C] 25.8 ± 2.1 (20.7–29.0)
HR on admission [min-1] 53 ± 12.9 (40–80)
SBP [mmHg] Me 70 (50–80)
DBP [mmHg] Me 40 (30–60)
Heart rhythm on admission
Sinus rhythm 8 (62%)
Atrial fibrillation 2 (15%)
Junctional rhythm 3 (23%)
Complications during ICU stay
Aspiration Pneumonia 1 (8%)
Lower Limb Ischemia 3 (23%)
Bleeding from Upper GI Tract 3 (23%)
Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome 4 (31%)
Kidney Failure 3 (23%)
Cathecholamine use
Adrenaline 4 (31%; mean dose 0.16 ug/kg/min)
Noradrenaline 9 (69%; mean dose 1.7 ug/kg/min)
Dopamine 2 (15%; mean dose 15 ug/kg/min)
Dobutamine 3 (23%; mean dose 16.7 ug/kg/min)
 More than 1 cathecholamine used 5 (38%)
Cathecholamine administration [days] Me 2 IQR [1–7]
Duration of mechanical ventilation [days] Me 2 IQR [1,3–7,9]
Duration of VA-ECMO [hours] Me 23 IQR [19–32]
Rate of rewarming [C/hrs.] Me 1,8 IQR [1,5–3,0]
Duration of stay in the ICU [days] Me 3 IQR [2,0–9,0]
LVEF on discharge [%] 56 ± 8 (40–65)
Survived 9 (69%)
  1. M denotes mean value; Me median, IQR interquartile interval