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Table 4 Echocardiographic data during septic shock

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

  Sinus rhythm (n = 41) SVA (n = 30) p
Echocardiogram on sinus rhythm 40 (97.6)a 23 (76.7) 0.006
Echocardiogram under inotropes 2 (4.9) 4 (13.3) 0.233
LVEF, % 60 [44–60] 59 [44–60] 0.587
Septic myocardial dysfunction (n = 69)b 11 (28.2) 12 (40.0) 0.303
Cardiac index, L/min/m2 2.8 [2.2–3.6] 3.4 [2.5–3.8] 0.131
E/e′ ratio 8.5 [6.9–11.5] 8.3 [5.3–10.8] 0.547
RV/LV ratio 0.6 [0.4–0.7] 0.5 [0.4–0.7] 0.818
RV dilatation 20 (51.3) 12 (42.9) 0.496
RA size, cm2 12.1 [11.0–17.5] 15.6 [11.0–19.7] 0.422
LA size, cm2 17.0 [14.2–21.0] 18.0 [14.0–19.5] 0.879
TAPSE, mm 20.0 [17.0–22.0] 17.0 [13.8–25.0] 0.150
Tricuspid tissue Doppler s’ wave, cm/s 13 [10–14] 13 [8–15] 0.812
Pericardial effusion 3 (7.3) 4 (13.3) 0.446
  1. Data are n (%) or median [25th–75th percentile]
  2. SVA supraventricular arrhythmia; E/eratio ratio of transmitral Doppler early (E) filling velocity to tissue Doppler early diastolic mitral annular velocity; RA right atria; LA left atria; LV left ventricle; RV right ventricle, RV dilatation was defined as end-diastolic area ratio >0.6; TAPSE tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion
  3. aOne patient had internal pacing
  4. bTwo patients were excluded from this analysis because of a poor echogenicity
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