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Table 3 Decreasing cardiac output with clinical risk-conditions

From: In emergently ventilated trauma patients, low end-tidal CO2and low cardiac output are associated and correlate with hemodynamic instability, hemorrhage, abnormal pupils, and death

  Cardiac output (L/min)  
Condition: Present Absent P-value
Injury Severity Score > 20 5.6 ± 2.3 7.0 ± 2.1 < 0.0001
Hypotension 2.8 ± 3.3 6.7 ± 1.8 < 0.0001
Bradycardia 2.2 ± 2.9 6.7 ± 1.8 < 0.0001
Cardiac Arrest 0.0 ± 0.0 6.6 ± 1.8 < 0.0001
Major Blood Loss 4.2 ± 3.7 6.5 ± 1.9 < 0.0001
RBC Transfusion 4.5 ± 3.5 6.4 ± 2.2 0.0001
Abnormal Pupils 5.4 ± 2.7 6.3 ± 2.5 0.0059
Death 3.9 ± 3.1 6.7 ± 1.9 < 0.0001
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