Baseline characteristics of patients with and without ischaemic cardiac disease

Baseline characteristics of patients with and without ischaemic cardiac disease

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Aims: Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a major risk factor for mortality in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This prospective international multicentre study investigates the role of pre-existing CHF on clinical outcomes of critically ill old (≥70 years) intensive care patients with COVID-19. Methods and results: Patients with pre-existing CHF...

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... were no significant differences with regard to age, pre-existing chronic kidney disease, arterial hypertension, and diabetes. ICU treatment did not differ between the two aetiologies, except for tracheostomy, which was performed more frequently in patients with non-ischaemic CHF ( Table 2). ...

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