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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Development and validation of a new Arrhythmia-Specific questionnaire in Tachycardia and Arrhythmia (ASTA) with focus on symptom burden

  Radiofrequency catheter ablation - RFA Emergency care
Diagnoses and patients TotalN = 270 AVNRT n = 40 WPWn = 16 FATn=8 Atrial macro-reentryn = 4 AFLn = 16 AFn = 126 Ventricul ararrhythmian = 5 AFn = 55
Age mean (SD) 59.3(12.9) 54.6(13.1) 38.8(15.4) 54.3(17.5) 59.3(10.0) 59.1(15.3) 60.3(9.3) 60.6(13.0) 67.3(10.3)
GenderF/M(M %) 93/177(66) 23/17(43) 8/8(50) 5/3(38) 1/3(75) 3/13(81) 33/93(74) 0/5(100) 20/35(64)
Cohabitant/living alone(cohabit. %) 1 223/45(83) 35/5(88) 13/3(81) 7/1(88) 3/1(75) 14/2(88) 105/20(83) 4/1(8) 42/12(76)
Education 2
Elementary school certificate 26(10) 3(7.5) 1(6) 0 1(25) 0 10(8) 0 11(20)
Compulsory school certificate 71(26) 14(35) 2(13) 4(50) 0 2(13) 34(27) 0 15(27)
Upper secondary school certificate 96(36) 11(28) 9(56) 3(38) 3(75) 7(44) 44(35) 2(40) 17(31)
College/University degree 73(27) 11(28) 4(25) 1(13) 0 7(44) 36(29) 3(60) 11(20)
Medication 3
Class I(%) 46(17) 0 1(6) 0 0 0 38(30) 0 7(13)
Class II(%) 159(59) 16(40) 6(38) 3(38) 2(50) 10(63) 81(64) 2(40) 39(71)
Class III(%) 41(15) 4(10) 0 2(25) 2(50) 1(6) 27(21) 2(40) 3(6)
Class IV(%) 36(13) 1(3) 0 0 2(50) 0 24(19) 0 9(16)
Digitalis(%) 20(7) 0 1(6) 1(13) 0 1(6) 10(8) 1(20) 6(11)
  1. AVNRT = AV-Nodal reentry tachycardia, WPW = Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, FAT = focal atrial tachycardia, atrial macro-reentry, AFL atrial flutter, AF = atrial fibrillation, AF patients with out-patient visits in emergency room. Ventricular arrhythmia includes ventricular tachycardia and VES = Ventricular extra beats. RFA = radiofrequency ablation.
  2. 1 2 missing values.
  3. 2 4 missing values.
  4. 3 Here, medication is anti-arrhythmic medication where one patient can have more than one drug.
  5. Class I represents flecainide/propafenon, class II beta blockers, class III amiodarone/sotalol, and class IV calcium channel blockers.