Table 4 Number of patients with confirmed left ventricular systolic dysfunction prescribed appropriate therapy
Number of observationsNumber (%)OR (95% CI)p Value
Intervention (n = 51)Control (n = 75)
ACE inhibitor
    Baseline12633 (64.7)40 (53.3)0.41 (0.21 to 1.37)0.1531
    Follow-up12633 (64.7)51 (68.0)
ACE or ARB*
    Baseline12639 (76.5)50 (66.7)0.57 (0.14 to 2.32)0.4312
    Follow-up12643 (84.3)62 (82.7)
Beta-blocker
    Baseline12614 (27.5)24 (32.0)1.72 (0.25 to 11.82)0.5802
    Follow-up12620 (39.2)28 (37.3)
Carvedilol or bisoprolol
    Baseline1269 (17.6)14 (18.7)2.75 (0.63 to 11.86)0.1721
    Follow-up12617 (33.3)18 (24.0)
  • Values are number (percentage).

  • *Angiotensin receptor blocker.