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Table 2 Detailed characteristics of included and excluded patients for eCPR intervention

From: Establishment of an extracorporeal cardio-pulmonary resuscitation program in Berlin – outcomes of 254 patients with refractory circulatory arrest

Characteristics of included and excluded patients
Variable All n = 224 Inclusion n = 128 Exclusion n = 96 p-value
Gender (male) 175 (78.1%) 94 (73.4%) 81 (84.4%) n.s.
Age (years) 54 (43–64) 52 (42–60.75) 56 (46–69) < 0,05
OHCA 174 (77.7%) 87 (68%) 87 (90.6%) < 0,05
EMS first rhythm (shockable) 6 (42.86%) 64 (50%) 32 (33.3%) n.s.
Rhythm on admission (shockable) 52 (23.2%) 33 (25.78% 19 (19.79%) n.s.
Epinephrine (mg; total amount) 7 (5–10) 7 (4–10) 8 (5–10) n.s.
APACHE (admission) 42 (38–46) 41 (38–45.75) 43 (38–47) n.s.
Collapse to admission (min) 63.5 (50–80) 57 (45–67) 75 (60–90) < 0,05
Admission laboratory values
 pH 6.93 (6.8–7.14) 7.06 (6.89–7.2) 6.8 (6.7–6.97) < 0,05
 Lactate 143 (111.5–185) 137 (105–172) 153.5 (122.25–196.75) <  0,05
 Potassium 4.6 (3.9–5.8) 4.3 (3.75–5.1) 5.1 (4.23–6.6) < 0,05
 INR 1.79 (1.49–3.07) 1.81 (1.49–3.22) 1.79 (1.41–2.74) n.s.
  1. Data are given as median (25–75% interquartile range) or absolute numbers
  2. OHCA out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, EMS emergency medical service, APACHE Acute Physiology And Chronic Health Evaluation, INR international normalized ratio