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Table 1 Background characteristics of the study participants

From: Associations between fluid removal and number of B-lines, peak early mitral inflow wave velocity, and inferior vena cava dimensions in hemodialysis patients

Characteristic Quantity
Gender (M/F) 26/29
Age (year) 75 ± 11
Duration of HD (year) 6.5 ± 8.8
Primary cause of ESKD, n (%)
 Chronic glomerulonephritis 8 (14.5)
 Diabetic nephropathy 26 (47.3)
 Nephrosclerosis 13 (23.6)
 Unknown and others 8 (14.5)
Hypertention, n (%) 49 (89.1)
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 26 (47.3)
Dyslipidemia, n (%) 9 (16.4)
Atrial fibrillation, n (%) 8 (14.5)
History of PCI or CABG 8 (14.5)
History of valve replacement 2 (3.6)a
Body weight (kg) 52.0 ± 10.9
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 147 ± 25
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 74 ± 15
Heart rate (beat/min) 75 ± 13
  1. Mean ± SD, median (interquartile range)
  2. HD hemodialysis, ESKD end-stage kidney disease, PCI percutaneous coronary intervention, CABG coronary artery bypass graft
  3. aBoth patients underwent aortic valve replacement therapy