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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

From: Long acting β2-adrenocepter agonists are not associated with atrial arrhythmias after pulmonary resection

  β2-agonists group (n = 71) Control group (n = 103) P-value
Age, years 71.4 ± 7.3 70.7 ± 8.6 0.523
Gender (male) 55 (76%) 80 (78%) 0.975
Comorbidities (HT/DL/DM/IHD) 20/8/9/3 29/15/15/7 NS
Smoking history 65 (92%) 93 (90%) 0.778
Surgical procedure (VATS) 26 (37%) 49 (48%) 0.152
Lung cancer staging (I/II/III/IV) 48/8/13/2 68/9/22/4 NS
VC, % predicted 94.9 ± 14.6 98.0 ± 16.7 0.186
FEV1, % predicted 69.6 ± 15.1 79.0 ± 17.0 <0.001
FEV1/FVC, % 57.9 ± 8.6 62.9 ± 6.8 <0.001
  1. Values are shown as numbers (%) or mean ± SD
  2. Abbreviations: DL dyslipidemia, DM diabetes mellitus, FEV 1 forced expiratory volume in 1 s, FVC forced vital capacity, HT hypertension, IHD ischemic heart disease, NS not significant, VATS video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, VC vital capacity