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Table 1 Patient characteristics of the left ventricular assist device patients investigated

From: Accuracy of the Masimo Pronto-7® system in patients with left ventricular assist device

  Absolute Male Female
Age (mean±SD) 62.9±10.1 65.77±8.02 57.1±11.90
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg, mean±SD) 103.3±11.65 104.5±13.16 101.4±9.4
BNP (mean±SD) 1025.05±874.74 1217.5±979.53 695.14±259.52
Pulse rate (per minute, mean±SD) 68.95±13.12 67.46±14.49 71.71±9.5
Pulse index (mean±SD) 2.63±2.98 3.2±3.42 1.56±1.05
Comorbidities –n (%)    
Coronary artery disease 18 (90%) 12 (92%) 6 (86%)
Arterial hypertension 13 (65%) 8 (62%) 5 (71%)
Diabetes 6 (30%) 5 (38%) 1 (14%)
Hyperlipidemia 8 (40%) 6 (46%) 2 (29%)
Renal failure 10 (50%) 8 (62%) 2 (29%)
Stroke 3 (15%) 1 (8%) 2 (29%)
Peripheral vascular disease 7 (35%) 5 (38%) 2 (29%)
Pacer /ICD 7 (35%) 5 (38%) 2 (29%)
Atrial fibrillation 1 (5%) 1 (8%) 0
Valve dysfunction    
Aortic valve stenosis 4 (20%) 3 (15%) 1 (14%)
Aortic valve insufficiency 1 (5%)* 1 (8%) 0
Mitral valve insufficiency 2 (10%) 1 (8%) 1 (14%)#
Tricuspidal valve insufficiency 0 0 1 (14%)#
Pulmonary hypertension 8 (40%) 5 (38%) 3 (43%)
Acute hemorrhage 1 (5%) 1 (8%) 0
Chronic hemorrhage 1 (5%) 1 (8%) 0
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 5 (25%) 4 (31%) 1 (14%)
  1. *combined vitium (stenosis and insufficiency) in one patient, # combined mitral tricuspid insufficiency in one patient. BNP= Brain natriuretic peptide. Percentages are given between male/female patient population or in between the sex groups.