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Table 3 Baseline and clinical characteristics subgroups

From: Cumulative lactate and hospital mortality in ICU patients

Characteristic Sepsis (n = 307) Cardiac failure (n = 213)
Age (yr) 69 [60–77] 72 [63–78]
Sex M : F (%) 63 : 37 60 : 40
SAPS II 48 [37–57] 48 [37–63]
APACHE II 21 [17-26] 22 [16–28]
Heart rate (beats/min) 115 [96–130] 110 [80–125]
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 105 [80–130] 110 [85–140]
Mean arterial pressure (mmHg) 58 [50–62] 59 [51–65]
Vasoactive agent (%) 56 56
Lactate (mmol/L) 2.4 [1.6-3.9] 2.4 [1.4-4.8]
Maximum lactate (mmol/L) 3.0 [2.1-4.9] 3.0 [1.9-5.2]
Cum-lactate (min·mmol/L) 216 [0–2634] 138 [0–1245]
In-hospital mortality (%) 29 38
  1. Data are presented as numbers and median [interquartile range]. SAPS-II, simplified acute physiology score; APACHE II, acute physiology, age and chronic health evaluation.
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