Skip to main content

Table 1 Baseline and follow-up characteristics

From: Hypothermia induced alteration of repolarization - impact on acute and long-term outcome: a prospective cohort study

Baseline characteristics Patients (n = 95)
 Age 59.1 (± 16.2)
 Male sex 76 (80%)
 Initial rhythm
  VF 63 (65.6%)
  Asystole 25 (26%)
  VT 3 (3.1%)
  PEA 5 (5.2%)
 Lay resuscitation 36 (37.5%)
 Myocardial infarction 50 (52.6%)
 Cardiomyopathy 6 (6.3%)
 LVEF (%) 40.3 (± 13.8)
 Died during hospitalization 26 (27.1%)
 APACHE II 27.6 (± 8.3)
 Time on ventilation (h) 309.8 (± 273.2)
 Time on ICU (d) 19.1 (± 15.0)
 CAD 64 (67.4%)
 Previous myocardial infarction 9 (9.5%)
 Previous ICD/Pacemaker 4 (4.2%)
 Diastolic dysfunction 2 (2.1%)
 Heart failure 32 (33.7%)
 COPD 8 (8.4%)
 Hypertension 44 (46.3%)
 Renal failure 24 (25.3%)
Follow-up characteristics Patients
 Death 27.8%
 Newly diagnosed ventricular arrhythmia 5.6%
 ICD shock 3.7%
 Newly diagnosed SVT 7.4%
 AMI 1.9%
  1. VF ventricular fibrillation, VT ventricular tachycardia, PEA pulseless electrical activity, LVEF left ventricular ejection fraction, ICU intensive care unit, CAD coronary artery disease, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, SVT supraventricular tachycardia, AMI acute myocardial infarction
  2. Values are mean (SD) or numbers (%)