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Table 2 Baseline characteristics in healthy dogs and groups of canine cardiac patients (ISACHC I–III)

From: Systemic inflammation in dogs with advanced-stage heart failure

Group Healthy ISACHC I ISACHC II ISACHC III
Number 12 10 26 26
Sex (female/male) 9/3 3/7 8/18 7/19
Age (years) mean ± SD 6.7 ± 3.4 7.3 ± 3.7 10.8 ± 3.9* 10.3 ± 4.1*
Weight (kg)
 Median 28.7 14.0 9.9 26.4
 Interquartile range 22.5–33.0 6.2–45.7 6.9–36.0 10.5–32.8
  1. ISACHC International Small Animal Cardiac Health Council; SD standard deviation
  2. * P < 0.05 in comparison with healthy dogs