Table 9

 Independent predictors (and their corresponding score) of 18 month mortality in patients admitted to hospital because of heart failurew58

PredictorScorePoint score18 month mortality
*Systolic pressure <110 mm Hg or diastolic pressure <70 mm Hg.
Age (per year)0.06
Male sex4<–1512%
Diabetes9⩾–15 and <–510%
Renal dysfunction17⩾–5 and <–18%
Ankle oedema10⩾–1 and <746%
Weight (per kg)–0.4⩾7 and <1152%
Low blood pressure*7⩾1178%
No use of β-blockers13