Table 1

Baseline characteristics of 13 patients with pulmonary hypertension

Variables Adrenomedullin
group (n=7)
Placebo group
p Value
Age (years)52 (7)49 (8)NS
NYHA functional class
Baseline haemodynamics
 Heart rate (beats/min)73 (4)77 (4)NS
mSAP (mm Hg)81 (3)82 (6)NS
mPAP (mm Hg)62 (4)63 (7)NS
CI (l/min)1.8 (0.2)1.9 (0.2)NS
PVR (units)19.7 (1.4)19.9 (4.5)NS
RAP (mm Hg)8 (1)7 (2)NS
PCWP (mm Hg)8 (1)8 (1)NS
Baseline blood gases
SaO2 (%)92 (3)93 (3)NS
SvO2 (%)56 (5)59 (5)NS
  • Values are mean (SD) or n.

  • CI, cardiac index; HR, heart rate; mPAP, mean pulmonary arterial pressure; mSAP, mean systemic arterial pressure; NYHA, New York Heart Association; PCWP, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; PVR, pulmonary vascular resistance; RAP, mean right atrial pressure; SaO2, arterial oxygen saturation; SvO2, mixed venous oxygen saturation.