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Table 1 Demographics

From: Left ventricular support adjustment to aortic valve opening with analysis of exercise capacity

  LVAD patients (n = 8)
General Data  
Age, years 45 ± 13
Height, cm 174 ± 6
Weight, kg 75 ± 10
Body mass index, kg/m 2 24 ± 3
LVEF, % 29 ± 11
Male 8
Etiology of heart failure  
Dilated cardiomyopathy 6
Ischemic cardiomyopathy 2
Medical treatment  
ACE inhibitors 7 (88%)
ß-blockers 7 (88%)
Diuretics 8 (100%)
Aldosteron antagonists 8 (100%)
Angiotensin II antagonists 2 (25%)
Digoxin 3 (38%)
Warfarin 8(100%)
Aspirin 8(100%)
Clopidogrel 4 (50%)
LVAD support  
Duration of LVAD support, days 465 ± 257
Pump flow, L/min 4 ± 0.3