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Table 3 The serum biomarkers levels and the short-term outcome of cardio-embolic stroke patients as assessed by mRS

From: Cardio embolic stroke and blood biomarkers: diagnosis and predictors of short-term outcome

Biomarker Poor outcome and death (n = 32) Good outcome (n = 16) t test p
BNP
 Mean ± SD (pg/ml) 148.09 ± 107.68 109.3 ± 36.71 − 0.301 0.763
CK-MB
 Mean ± SD (ng/ml) 1.77 ± 0.51 1.27 ± 0.63 2.93 0.005*
d-Dimer
 Mean ± SD (ng/ml) 704.39 ± 271.35 412.53 ± 151.27 4.762 < 0.001**
CRP
 Mean ± SD(mg/l) 34.77 ± 28.77 15.4 ± 12.58 (−2.391) 0.020*
G/A ratio
 Mean ± SD 0.73 ± 0.03 0.71 ± 0.04 1.705 0.095
  1. mRS modified Rankin scale, BNP brain natriuretic peptide, CK-MB creatine–kinase, CRP C-reactive protein, G/A globulin/albumin
  2. **Statistically highly significant
  3. *Statistically significant