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Table 1 Critical findings

From: Unanticipated critical findings on echocardiography in septic patients

Type of critical finding Critical finding (N = 40) Unanticipated critical finding (N = 21)
Tamponade 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
New depressed LV EF < 30% 9 (22%) 7 (33%)
New severe right ventricular systolic dysfunction 5 (12%) 2 (9%)
Aortic dissection 1 (2%) 1 (5%)
Cardiac mass, thrombus or vegetation 13 (32%) 7 (33%)
LVOT obstruction or HCM, > 4 m/s 3 (7%) 2 (9%)
Right to left shunt, moderate or severe 1 (2%) 1 (5%)
Severe valvular dysfunction 8 (20%) 1 (5%)
  1. Data presented as N (%); N represents number of critical findings (there are two patients with two critical findings)
  2. LVEF left ventricular ejection fraction, LVOT left ventricular outflow track, HCM hypertrophic cardiomyopathy