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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the study population.

From: Relationship between B-type natriuretic peptide levels and echocardiographic indices of left ventricular filling pressures in post-cardiac surgery patients

Number of patients 124
Male, nr (%) 83 (67)
Age, mean ± SD (yrs) 67 ± 10
Days after cardiac surgery, mean ± SD 8 ± 5
Type of surgery, nr (%)  
   - CABG 67 (54)
   - Valve surgery 39 (31)
   - CABG + valve surgery 11 (9)
   - Aorta replacement 7 (6)
Renal failure, nr (%) 18 (14)
Diabetes, nr (%) 30 (24)
Medical therapy, nr (%)  
   - betablockers 72 (61)
   - ACE-inhibitors 81 (78)
   - ARB 15 (13)
   - Diuretics 92 (78)
  1. ACE = angiotensin converting enzyme; ARB = angiotensin receptor blockers; CABG = coronary artery bypass graft.