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Table 2 Patients’ characteristics

From: Serum microRNA-1233 is a specific biomarker for diagnosing acute pulmonary embolism

  Acute PE Acute NSTEMI p
Age (y) 62 ± 14 64 ± 13 0.57
Male gender (%) 57 57 1.00
Onset to sampling < 24 h (%) 63 70 0.58
BMI (kg/m2) 30.6 ± 7.7 27.9 ± 9.3 0.23
LV-EF (%) 60 ± 2 57 ± 7 0.03
CV risk factors    
Hypertension (%) 63 81 0.15
Hyperlipidemia (%) 17 41 0.04
Smoking (%) 10 52 <0.001
Diabetes mellitus (%) 20 22 0.75
Positive family history (%) 3 33 <0.01
CV history    
Non-obstructive CAD (%) 17 3 0.09
Obstructive CAD (%) 0 6 0.15
Previous PCI/CABG (%) 0 6 0.15
Previous MI (%) 0 6 0.15
Resuscitation (%) 0 0 1.00
Atrial fibrillation (%) 0 3 0.31
Previous stroke (%) 3 3 1.00
  1. Patients’ characteristics of the acute pulmonary embolism (PE) and acute non ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) groups
  2. BMI body mass index, LV-EF left ventricular ejection fraction, CV cardiovascular, CAD coronary artery disease, PCI percutaneous coronary intervention, CABG coronary artery bypass grafting, MI myocardial infarction