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24 November 2022: Clinical Research

Single-Center Study in Lithuania to Evaluate the Role of Transthoracic Impedance Cardiography in the Diagnosis and Outcome Evaluation of 301 Patients with Chronic Heart Failure Exacerbation

Andrius Ališauskas 1ABCDEFG* , Albinas Naudžiūnas 1ACDEFG , Saulius Sadauskas 1ABCDEF , Laima Jankauskienė 1ACDE , Eglė Kalinauskienė 1ACDE , Giedrė Vanagaitė 2BCDE

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938389

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e938389

Table 1 Main characteristics of the studied patients.

VariableMean±95% CI
Gender (M/F)166/135
Age (years)71.87±6.74
Heart rate (bpm)79.03±2.5
sBP (mmHg)132.95±2.95
dBP (mmHg)80.33±1.8
RR (breaths/minute)16.75±0.231
SpO (%)94.71±0.552
NYHA class3.09±0.0624
6MWD (meters)271.32±11.7
LVEF (%)36.04±1.76
LVDd (millimeters)50.606±1.09
LAD (millimeters)49.25±1.08
NT-proBNP (pmoL/L)283.9±22.58
Serum creatinine level (μmoL/L)111.003±5.09
Bed days24.66±0.732
Readmissions (at 6 months)1.3±0.09
Readmissions (at 12 months)1.99±0.15
Coronary artery disease60
Arterial hypertension23
Valvular heart disease7
sBP – systolic blood pressure; dBP – diastolic blood pressure; RR – respiratory rate; SpO – noninvasively measured oxygen saturation; NYHA – New York Heart Association; 6MWD – 6-min walk distance; LVEF – left ventricular ejection fraction; LVDd – left ventricular end-diastolic dimension; LAD – left atrial dimension; NT-proBNP – amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide.

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