Table 2

Laboratory and Hemodynamic Assessments at Time of PLE Diagnosis

Alive
(n = 31)
Deceased (n = 11)p Value
PVR, WU2.1 ± 1.13.6 ± 1.60.017
Cardiac index, l/min/m22.7 ± 0.71.6 ± 0.40.02
Mixed venous saturation, %66.0 ± 8.153.0 ± 7.80.01
Creatinine, mg/dl0.84 ± 0.331.34 ± 0.40.03
Albumin, mg/dl2.5 ± 0.62.4 ± 0.6NS
Stool alpha 1 antitrypsin, mg/dl321 ± 179371 ± 138NS
Hemoglobin, mg/dl14.0 ± 3.313.0 ± 1.8NS
Ventricular end-diastolic pressure, mm Hg11 ± 310 ± 2NS

Values are mean ± SD.

PVR = pulmonary vascular resistance; WU = Wood units; other abbreviations as in Table 1.