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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Central extracorporeal life support with left ventricular decompression for the treatment of refractory cardiogenic shock and lung failure

Baseline variables n = 12
Age, years 31.6 ± 15.1
Female sex 2 (16,7%)
CardioHelp system 2 (16.7%)
Cardiovascular risk factors  
   Coronary heart disease 3 (25%)
   Pulmonary Hypertension > 60 mmHg sys. 3 (25%)
   LVEF before MCS, % 12.5 ± 5.4
Intra-aortic balloon pump 3 (25%)
Mechanical ventilation 12 (100%)
Pneumonia 2 (16.7%)
Pankreatitis 1 (8.3%)
Sepsis 3 (25%)
Renal failure 8 (66.7%)
Liver failure 10 (83.3%)
Cardiac arrest > 30 min 6 (50%)
HIT 2 (16.7%)
  1. LVEF, Left ventricular ejection fraction; HIT, Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.