(a) Baseline peak systolic blood pressure/left ventricular end-systolic volume index (sBP/LVESVI) in survivors and non-survivors. Baseline sBP/LVESVI was not significantly different between survivors and non-survivors. (b) Change in sBP/LVESVI from baseline at the point of maximum cardiac output response. A significantly greater mean increase in sBP/LVESVI was seen in survivors (p = 0.0188). Non-survivors had almost no mean change in this parameter with dobutamine infusion. Dash indicates mean values.
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