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Table 1 Patients’ baseline characteristics, according to the occurrence of new-onset supraventricular arrhythmia during at least one septic shock episode

From: New-onset supraventricular arrhythmia during septic shock: prevalence, risk factors and prognosis

  NOSVA during septic shock episode p value
Never (n = 38) Ever (n = 27)
Age, years 55.5 [48.5–68.5] 66 [56–75.0] 0.071
Weight, kg 73.0 [57.0–85.0] 72.0 [64.0–89.0] 0.464
Height, cm 171 [164–178] 170.0 [162.55–173.5] 0.468
Female sex 15 (39.5) 14 (51.9) 0.323
History of cardiac disease 15 (39.5) 6 (22.2) 0.143
 Coronary artery disease 7 (18.4) 4 (14.8) 0.751
 Paroxysmal SVA 3 (7.9) 5 (18.5) 0.260
 Valvular heart disease 3 (7.9) 1 (3.7) 0.636
 PM or ICD 2 (5.3) 1 (3.7) >0.99
Chronic renal failure 3 (8.1) 2 (7.4) >0.99
Chronic dialysis 2 (5.3) 2 (7.4) >0.99
History of stroke 3 (7.9) 3 (11.1) 0.686
History of thyroid dysfunction 2 (5.3) 1 (3.7) >0.99
Diabetes 8 (21.1) 5 (18.5) 0.801
Smoker 11 (28.9) 8 (29.6) 0.952
History of dyslipidemia 5 (13.2) 5 (18.5) 0.729
History of hypertension 15 (39.5) 8 (29.6) 0.413
Betablocker use 13 (34.2) 7 (25.9) 0.589
Amiodarone use 4 (10.5) 2 (7.4) >0.99
McCabe score 1.0 [0.0–2.0] 1.0 [0.0–2.0] 0.321
SAPS II score at ICU admission 48.5 [33.2–62.2] 56 [40–71] 0.136
  1. Data are n (%) or median [25th–75th percentile] unless otherwise specified
  2. Chronic renal failure was defined as a glomerular filtration rate below 30 ml/min/1.73 m2 according to simplified MDRD formula [13]
  3. NOSVA new-onset supraventricular arrhythmia, PM pacemaker, ICD intra-cardiac defibrillator, SAPS Simplified Acute Physiologic Score, ICU intensive care unit, LVEF left ventricular ejection fraction
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