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Table 1 Baseline clinical characteristics of the study population (n = 71)

From: The utility of pocket-sized echocardiography to assess left ventricular systolic function prior to permanent pacemaker implantation

Characteristic n (%)
Age (years) ± SD 77 ± 12
Male 47 (66)
Indication for PPM implantation  
Sinus node dysfunction (SND) 27 (38)
Atrioventricular nodal block (AVB) 30 (42)
Both SND and AVB 14 (20)
Atrial fibrillation 28 (39)
Smoking history (>10 pack years) 28 (39)
Hypertension 52 (73)
Diabetes mellitus type 2 16 (23)
Dyslipidemia 22 (31)
Coronary artery disease 20 (28)
Previous myocardial infarction 19 (27)
Previous stroke or transient ischemic attack 13 (18)
History of congestive heart failure 15 (21)