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Table 3 Pre-ECLS data

From: Therapeutic hypothermia in adult patients receiving extracorporeal life support: early results of a randomized controlled study

Variable All patients n = 21 (%) Hypothermia n = 9 (%) Normothermia n = 12 (%) P-value
Initial rhythm     
Pulseless VT/VF 7 (33.3) 4 (44.4) 3 (25.0) 0.350
PEA 10 (47.6) 4 (44.4) 6 (50.0) 0.801
Asystole 4 (19.0) 1 (11.1) 3 (25.0) 0.422
In-hospital cardiac arrest 19 (90.5) 7 (77.8) 12 (100) 0.086
Duration of CPR (mins) 25.7 ± 15.6 29.9 ± 15.6 22.6 ± 15.5 0.300
  1. Values for parametric continuous variables are expressed as mean ± standard deviation. Values for categorical variables are expressed as numbers (%)
  2. CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation, PEA pulseless electrical activity, VF ventricular fibrillation, VT ventricular tachycardia