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Table 1 Clinical, echocardiographic, and biochemical parameters of patients prior to transplantation

From: Normalization strategy for selection of reference genes for RT-qPCR analysis in left ventricles of failing human hearts

Total number of patients 28  
Sex Male 25
  Female 3
Age   54.4 ± 8.2
Systolic blood pressure—SBP [mmHg]   112 ± 18
Diastolic blood pressure—DBP [mmHg]   67 ± 11
Heart rate [min−1]   79 ± 16 
Etiology Dilated Cardiomyopathy—(DCM) 10
  Coronary Artery Disease—(CAD) 9
  Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy—(HCM) 4
  Ischemic cardiomyopathy—(ICM) 5
Echo Left ventricular ejection fraction [%] 27 ± 14
  Left ventricular end-diastolic diameter [mm] 68.8 ± 15.8
  Right ventricular end-diastolic diameter [mm] 32.8 ± 5.1
  Interventricular septal end-diastolic diameter [mm] 9.4 ± 2.5
ECG QRS complex [s] 0.140 ± 0.05
  QT interval [s] 0.42 ± 0.04
Biochemical parameters NT-proBNP [ng/l] 5551 ± 4259
  Glucose [nmol/l] 7.13 ± 3.4
  Uric acid [µmol/l] 500 ± 192
  Total cholesterol [mmol/l] 4.15 ± 1.08
  Triacylglycerol [mmol/l] 1.56 ± 0.8
  Sodium [mmol/l] 136.3 ± 4.6
  Potassium [mmol/l] 4.4 ± 0.39
  Creatine kinase [µkat/l] 3.54 ± 6.4
  Urea [mmol/l] 9.02 ± 4.3
  Creatinine [µmol/l] 112 ± 35
  1. The data are expressed as mean ± S.D