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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study patients

From: Pulmonary flow profile and distensibility following acute pulmonary embolism

  PE patients
(n = 15)
Patients without PE
(n = 10)
 
Age ([years] mean, ± SD) 53 ± 10 52 ± 13 NS
Female gender (n, %) 7 (47) 7 (70) NS
History of venous thrombosis (n, %) 6 (40) 0 (0) NS
COPD (n, %) 3 (20) 2 (20) NS
Pre-existent left heart failure (n, %) 1 (6.7) 0 (0) NS
Qanadli score (median, IC range) 15 (2-26) NA  
Right ventricular ejection fraction by CT (%, median, IC range) 47 (39-53) 55 (52-58) p = 0.014
Left ventricular ejection fraction by CT (%, median, IC range) 54 (31-63) 60 (55-65) p = 0.038
Follow-up duration (days; mean, ± SD) 226 ± 42 202 ± 36 NS
  1. PE = pulmonary embolism, n = number, SD = standard deviation, NA = not applicable, IC = interquartile