Table 2

 Causes of death during long term follow up

Data are presented as number (%) of patients.
COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; HF, heart failure.
Cardiac death158 (78%)
    HF42 (21%)
    Cardiogenic shock33 (17%)
    Reinfarction22 (11%)
    Sudden death9 (4%)
    Cardiac rupture7 (3%)
    Cardiac surgery6 (3%)
    Arrhythmias2 (1%)
    Unknown or undetermined37 (18%)
Non-cardiac death45 (22%)
    Cancer23 (11%)
    Stroke8 (4%)
    Senile marasmus4 (2%)
    Pulmonary embolism3 (1.5%)
    COPD1 (0.5%)
    Aortic aneurysm rupture1 (0.5%)
    Sepsis1 (0.5%)
    Renal insufficiency1 (0.5%)
    Car accident1 (0.5%)
    Bowel infarct1 (0.5%)
    Systemic sclerosis1 (0.5%)