Table 2. Baseline characteristics of lung cancer patients with available echocardiography data.
VariablePASP ≥ 34 mmHgPASP < 34 mmHgP
Number32 (46%)38 (56%)
Age (years)68.1 ± 8.368.7 ± 10.10.780
Female53% (17)34% (13)0.111
Body mass index24.6 ± 4.925.0 ± 6.50.802
Nasal oxygen dependency4 (25)0 (28)0.043
Arterial PO2*67.6 ± 17.0 (22)69.9 ± 12.4 (21)0.608
Histological classification1525
NSCLC26
SCLC157
Not otherwise specified37% (7)29% (8)
Non-COPD†11% (2)25% (7)
COPD stage†16% (3)21% (6)
GOLD stage I26% (5)18% (5)
GOLD stage II11% (2)7% (2)
GOLD stage III
GOLD stage IV

*Only PO2 measurements in the absence of nasal oxygen are included.

†Lung function was not obtained in all patients.