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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients (n = 21).

From: Sequential biventricular pacing improves regional contractility, longitudinal function and dyssynchrony in patients with heart failure and prolonged QRS

Variable HF patients
Age (years) 72 ± 11 (46-88)
Gender (male %) 90
Heart Rate, bpm 67 ± 18 (range 35-129)
QRS-width, ms 154 ± 21 (120-190)
Function Class, NYHA (n)  
III 19
IV 2
Previous Myocardial Infarction 11
Hypertension 3
Cardiomyopathy 4
Diabetes 3
ACE/ARB 21
Diuretics 21
Beta-blockers 19
Spironolactone 15
  1. Mean ± SD. HF= heart failure, NYHA = New York Heart Association, ACE = Angiotensin Converter Enzyme Inhibitor, ARB = Angiotensin Receptor Blocker.