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Table 1 Basic characteristics of patients whose blood sample were collected for the analysis of serum HGF in Fig. 7a

From: Endothelial cells from pulmonary endarterectomy specimens possess a high angiogenic potential and express high levels of hepatocyte growth factor

  CTEPH
group
PTE survivors
(Control group)
p value
Number of patients 61 12  
Age (y) 62.1 ± 10.6 71.0 ± 12.4 <  0.01
Sex (M:F) 14:47 0:12 n.s.
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 121.9 ± 21.5 135.4 ± 10.8 < 0.05
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 73.9 ± 14.3 71.2 ± 10.0 n.s.
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 192.6 ± 33.8 197.5 ± 24.9 n.s.
ALT (U/l) 25.9 ± 10.2 24.5 ± 6.1 n.s
AST (U/l) 20.5 ± 11.7 19.9 ± 6.93 n.s.
ɤ-GTP (U/l) 48.6 ± 49.9 39.5 ± 49.8 n.s.
C-Reactive Protein (mg/dl) 0.18 ± 0.33 0.11 ± 0.16 n.s.
BNP (pg/ml) 147.2 ± 264.5 40.1 ± 34.4 n.s.
Disease duration (month)a 32.1 ± 36.6 89.4 ± 42.6 <  0.01
Mean Pulmonary artery pressure (mmHg) 41.8 ± 10.3
Pulmonary artery resistance (dyne.sec.cm− 5) 661.6 ± 287.7
Cardiac Index (L/min/m2) 2.74 ± 0.68
NYHA(I:II:III:IV) 0:42:18:1
  1. Data are presented as either mean ± SD or actual value
  2. aTime from the onset of symptom to the blood sampling