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Table 2 Descriptive data of properativeclincial details

From: Pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis: single-center experience in China

Variable* Result
Age, y 36.79 ± 18.52
Male sex 108(65%)
Diabetes 2(1%)
NYHA functional class  
 II 21(12%)
 III or IV 95(57%)
 IV 49(29%)
Renal dysfunction 2(1%)
Cardiac symptom and signs  
Exertional dyspnea 119(72%)
 Raised jugular vein distension 113(68%)
 Lower limb edema 111(67%)
 Abdominal distension 92(65%)
 Palpitation 55(33%)
Smoking history 69(42%)
 Current smoking 15(9%)
Hypoalbuminemia 68(41%)
Pleural effusion 98(59%)
Pulmonary infiltrates 86(52%)
Pericardial calcification 81(48%)
Heart valve disorder  
 Aortic regurgitation 2(1%)
 Mitral regurgitation 16(10%)
 Tricuspid regurgitation 17(10%)
Arrhythmia 95(58%)
Previous cardiac operation 19(12%)
History of myocardial infarction 3(2%)
  1. *Qualitative variables are presented as number(%) and results of continuous variables as mean ± standard deviation; Hypoalbuminemia defined as a serum albumin concentration of less than 34 g/L, was 21% at the time of admission in adult hospitalized patients.
  2. NYHA = New York Heart Association.