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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients undergoing right heart catheterization and pre-procedural bedside ultrasound

From: Use of ultrasound-measured internal jugular vein collapsibility index to determine static intracardiac pressures in patients with presumed pulmonary hypertension

Baseline characteristics All patients
N = 71
Female sex 51 (71.8%)
Mean age (SD) 59.5 (12.6)
Mean BMI (SD) 27.3 (7.1)
Mean BNP (SD) 567.6 (1082.6)
Co-morbidities
CHF 32 (45.1%)
ILD 30 (42.3%)
OSA 18 (25.4%)
COPD 9 (12.7%)
ESRD 5 (7.0%)
PH group
No PH 7 (9.9%)
Group 1 35 (49.3%)
Group 2 13 (18.3%)
Group 3 7 (9.9%)
Group 4 4 (5.6%)
Group 5 5 (7.0%)
  1. BMI body mass index, BNP B-type natriuretic peptide, CHF congestive heart failure, ILD interstitial lung disease, OSA obstructive sleep apnea, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ESRD end-stage renal disease, PH pulmonary hypertension