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Table 1 Demographics and clinical findings

From: A simplified definition of diastolic function in sepsis, compared against standard definitions

Characteristic N = 398
Age (years) 63 ± 16
Female 54%
APACHE II 26 ± 10
SOFA on admission 10 ± 4
Atrial fibrillation at time of echo 9%
On vasopressors during admission 67%
On vasopressors at time of echo 37%
Mechanically ventilated during admission 35%
Mechanically ventilated at time of echo 26%
Overall 28-day mortality 23%
Source of infection  
 Pneumonia 42%
 Urinary 20%
 Abdominal 16%
 Skin or soft tissue 12%
 Endocarditis 2%
 Central nervous system < 1%
 Catheter-related infection 2%
 Uncertain/other 6%
  1. Continuous data are expressed as mean ± SD, while categorical data are expressed as percentage
  2. APACHE II Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation score, SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment