Table 2

Causes of mortality

Subject

Cause

Interval from MRI (months)


1

Multiorgan failure

0.4


2

Renal failure

1.8


3

Sudden cardiac death

2.9


4

Pulmonary and heart failure

18.8


5

Multiorgan failure

1.5


6

Electromechanical dissociation, heart failure

0.5


7

Refractory multiple myeloma

18.3


8

Multiorgan failure

32.8


9

Unknown*

4.4


10

Heart failure

6.3


11

Sudden cardiac death

1.1


12

Pulseless electrical activity

34


13

Heart failure, ventricular tachycardia, pneumonia

1.8


14

Ventricular tachycardia, complete heart block

0.23


*Death was verified from Social Security Death index. Exact cause of death could not be verified.

Migrino et al. BMC Medical Physics 2009 9:5   doi:10.1186/1756-6649-9-5

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