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Table 2 Characteristics of the 48 transthoracic echocardiography evaluations

From: Prospective assessment of a score for assessing basic critical-care transthoracic echocardiography skills in ventilated critically ill patients

Patient characteristics  
   Septic shock 26 (54%)
   Cardiogenic shock 7 (15%)
   Hypovolemic shock 15 (31%)
   Norepinephrine 16 (33%)
   Epinephrine 4 (8%)
   Dobutamine 2 (4%)
   Neuromuscular blockers 5 (10%)
Main TTE findings  
   Decreased left ventricular ejection fraction 15 (31%)
   Respiratory variation in IVC diameter 16 (33%)
   Non-compressive pericardial effusion 16 (33%)
   Right ventricular dilation 8 (17%)
  1. N = 48.
  2. Data are expressed as n (%).
  3. IVC: inferior vena cava; TTE: transthoracic echocardiography.