Table 10

Factors associated with the use of ARAs: logistic regression models using 10-fold cross-validation for patients surviving to discharge

VariableSubset (excluding)No. of times included
Age <75 years++++++++++10
Sex (men)++++++++++10
Loop diuretics++++++++++10
Valve disease++++++++++10
Echo with LVSD++++++++++10
Echo without LVSD+1
Misclassification rate on excluded subset (%)27282827272928302726
  • + means that a variable has been included in the model. Subset (excluding) 1 means all patients included except those in subset 1. Subset 1 was used to calculate a misclassification rate for model 1, etc.

  • AF, atrial fibrillation; ARA, aldosterone receptor agonist; HF, diagnosis of heart failure; LVSD, left ventricular systolic dysfunction.