Table 3

 Baseline haematological and biochemical findings according to preserved or reduced LVSF

All (n = 442)*Preserved LVSF (n = 130)Reduced LVSF (n = 315)p Value (preserved v reduced LVSF)†
All values are given as mean (SD).
*Haemoglobin and packed cell volume data were missing for three patients: one patient had preserved LVSF and two had reduced LVSF; †two sample t test; ‡calculable for 394 patients, of whom 116 (29%) had preserved LVSF and 278 (70%) had reduced LVSF.
eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate; MCV, mean corpuscular volume.
Haemoglobin (g/l)
    Men126 (21)121 (21)127 (21)0.088
    Women120 (19)116 (22)122 (17)0.046
Packed cell volume
    Men0.384 (0.058)0.371 (0.060)0.388 (0.056)0.076
    Women0.370 (0.055)0.358 (0.059)0.377 (0.052)0.0238
MCV (fl)90.2 (6.7)90.0 (7.5)89.9 (6.8)0.88
Sodium (mmol/l)139.4 (4.1)139.5 (3.8)139.3 (4.3)0.72
Potassium (mmol/l)4.2 (0.6)4.2 (0.7)4.3 (0.6)0.48
Urea (mmol/l)10.6 (7.6)10.4 (6.7)10.6 (8.0)0.76
Creatinine (μmol/l)134 (89)126 (66)137 (96)0.17
eGFR (l/min/1.73 m2)‡
    >9017 (4%)3 (3%)14 (5%)0.47
    60–90121 (31%)34 (29%)87(31%)
    30–60191 (49%)62 (54%)129 (46%)
    <3065 (16%)17 (15%)48 (17%)
Glucose (mmol/l)8.9 (17.8)7.9 (3.7)9.4 (21.1)0.28
Albumin (mmol/l)38.0 (4.5)38.5 (4.4)37.8 (4.5)0.12