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Table 1 Comparison of socio-demographic characteristics between patients with and without implant

From: Detection of arrhythmia using an implantable cardiac monitor following a cryptogenic stroke: a single-center observational study

Characteristics Patients with implant n = 88 Patients without implant n = 14 P-value
Age (years), median (range) 66.5 (30–89) 68.5 (47–82) 0.556
Gender, n (%)    0.214
 Male 54 (61.4) 11 (78.6)  
 Female 34 (38.6) 3 (21.4)  
Event, n (%)    0.240
 Stroke 80 (90.9) 14 (100)  
 Transient ischemic attack 8 (9.1) 0  
Body mass index (kg/m2), median (range) 27 (19–49) 28 (20–34) 0.995
Comorbidity, n (%)    
 Hypertension 59 (67.0) 10 (71.4) 0.745
 Diabetes mellitus 20 (22.7) 2 (14.3) 0.476
 Vasculopathy 19 (21.6) 1 (7.1) 0.206
 Heart failure 3 (3.4) 0 0.483
CHA2DS2-VASc score, median (range) 4 (2–7) 4.5 (2–7) 0.870
 Score 2, n (%) 7 (8.0) 2 (14.3)  
 Score 3, n (%) 20 (22.7) 3 (21.4)  
 Score 4, n (%) 19 (21.6) 2 (14.3)  
 Score 5, n (%) 22 (25.0) 2 (14.3)  
 Score 6, n (%) 11 (12.5) 3 (21.4)  
 Score 7, n (%) 9 (10.2) 2 (14.3)  
Extrasystole, n (%) 64 (72.7) 0  
Number of drugs, median (range) 4 (1–14) 5 (2–10) 0.709
Smocking status, n (%)    0.069
 Nonsmoker 49 (55.7) 8 (57.1)  
 Smoker 25 (28.4) 1 (7.1)  
 Ex-smoker 12 (13.6) 3 (21.4)  
 No indication 2 (2.3) 2 (14.3)