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Table 4 Background characteristics of the patients with good and poor neurological outcomes in the non-shockable group

From: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients with an initial non-shockable rhythm could be candidates for extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a retrospective study

  Good neurological outcome Poor neurological outcome p -value
  n = 10 n = 52  
Age, median (IQR) 62 (54, 65) 59 (49, 66) 0.66
Sex, male, n (%) 4 (40) 42 (81) 0.01
Low flow time, median (IQR) 33 (26, 45) 42 (32, 52) 0.24
Transient ROSC, n (%) 5 (50) 7 (14) 0.02
Initial rhythm, n (%)    1
PEA 9 (90) 44 (85)  
Asystole 1 (10) 8 (15)  
Etiology, n (%)    0.06
Acute coronary syndrome 2 (20) 20 (39)  
Vasospastic angina 1 (10) 1 (2)  
Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation 0 1 (2)  
Cardiomyopathy 1 (10) 3 (6)  
Pulmonary embolism 4 (40) 5 (10)  
Accidental hypothermia 1 (10) 1 (2)  
Aortic dissection 0 6 (12)  
Respiratory failure 1 (10) 6 (12)  
Others 0 9 (17)  
  1. IQR interquartile range, ROSC return of spontaneous resuscitation