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Table 1 Baseline characteristics and in-hospital arrival vital signs of the study population

From: Diagnostic performance of multi-organ ultrasound with pocket-sized device in the management of acute dyspnea

Characteristics Total study population (n = 68) Dyspnea of cardiac origin (n = 27) Dyspnea of non- cardiac origin (n = 41)
Age (years) 78 ± 12 80 ± 9 77 ± 14
Men (%) 62 56 66
Heart Rate (bpm) 97 ± 25 91 ± 27 100 ± 24
Systolic BP (mmHg) 135 ± 24 138.7 ± 26.4 132.9 ± 22.6
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 78 ± 15 81.8 ± 14.9 75.3 ± 14.3
Respiratory rate (breaths/min) 24 ± 6 22 ± 6 25 ± 6
Oxygen saturation (%) 92 ± 6 93 ± 4 92 ± 7
PaO2/Fio2 269 ± 92 292 ± 75 254 ± 100
Body temperature (°C) 37 ± 1 36 ± 1* 37 ± 1
White Blood cell (×103/ml) 12.0 ± 5.8 10.4 ± 5.5 13.1 ± 5.7
Neutrophils (%) 77 ± 11 73 ± 10* 79 ± 11
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 12.7 ± 2.3 12.3 ± 2.1 12.9 ± 2.4
C reactive protein (mg/dl) 66 ± 79 51 ± 71 73 ± 82
Lactate (mmol/L) 2.4 ± 2.1 2.6 ± 2.9 2.3 ± 1.3
Creatinine (mg/dl) 1.2 ± 0.9 1.48 ± 1.21 1.09 ± 0.47
History of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (%) 49 32* 59
History of Heart Failure (%) 41 60* 29
  1. BP Blood Pressure
  2. *p > 0.05 vs dyspnea of non-cardiac origin