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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: In-hospital percentage BNP reduction is highly predictive for adverse events in patients admitted for acute heart failure: the Italian RED Study

Number of patients 247
Age in years (mean ± SD) 76 ± 12
Sex  
   Male 118
   Female 129
NYHA functional classification  
   III 33%
   IV 67%
Heart rate beats/minute (mean ± SD) 91 ± 22
Systolic blood pressure mmHg (mean ± SD) 143 ± 29
Diastolic blood pressure mmHg (mean ± SD) 79 ± 16
Respiratory rate breaths/minute (mean ± SD) 25 ± 7
Oxygen saturation %(mean ± SD) 91 ± 6
Ejection fraction %(mean ± SD) 45 ± 13
   <50% 59%
   >50% 41%
Past medical history %  
   Hypertension 70%
   Coronary heart disease 45%
   Diabetes mellitus 29%
   Atrial fibrillation 44%
  1. NYHA, New York Heart Association; SD, standard deviation.