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Table 1 Basic information regarding the human fatal cases

From: miR-3113-5p, miR-223-3p, miR-133a-3p, and miR-499a-5p are sensitive biomarkers to diagnose sudden cardiac death

Cause of death Group n Male/female Age
(years)
Postmortem
Interval
(h)
heart weight
(g)
Survival time
(h)
CO intoxication Positive control 14 7/7 30.29 ± 3.11 7.29 ± 1.92 298.9 ± 32.71 1.58 ± 0.57
Fatal injury Negative control 14 9/5 45.00 ± 4.01** 8.07 ± 1.96 312.5 ± 20.18 1.41 ± 0.65
SCD-positive autopsy SCD 16 14/2 62.69 ± 3.06***## 3.75 ± 0.66# 455.6 ± 10.49***### 1.99 ± 0.93
SCD-negative autopsy SCD 18 14/4 42.11 ± 3.08*&&& 5.50 ± 1.27 377.8 ± 27.32& 1.89 ± 0.58
  1. CO Carbon monoxide. SCD Sudden cardiac death. SCD-positive autopsy, sudden cardiac death with positive autopsy (with evidence of heart dysfunction) findings. SCD-negative autopsy, sudden cardiac death with negative autopsy (without gross heart changes at autopsy) findings
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, and ***p < 0.001 vs. CO intoxication. #p < 0.05, ##p < 0.01, and ###p < 0.001 vs. Fatal injury. &p < 0.05 and &&&p < 0.001 vs. SCD-positive autopsy