Table 5

Comparison of patient characteristics and outcomes between the two centres

Portsmouth (n=1014)Southampton (n=257)P value
Age (years)80 (74–86)80 (73–85)0.210
Male465 (46%)125 (49%)0.425
NTproBNP (pg/mL)1827 (835–3528)1916 (819–4314)0.347
History of myocardial infarction154 (15%)36 (14%)0.636
Atrial fibrillation489 (48%)152 (59%)0.002
History of hypertension666 (66%)167 (65%)0.833
History of diabetes mellitus219 (22%)53 (21%)0.734
1-year mortality99 (10%)30 (12%)0.365
1-year hospitalisation324 (32%)89 (35%)0.413
  • P values refer to comparisons between Portsmouth and Southampton cohorts.

  • NTproBNP, N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide .