Table 1

Characteristics of the patients

Age (years)53   (10)
Sex (female/male)16/7
BSA (m2) 1.54 (0.14)
Serum creatinine (μmol/l)49.0  (14.0)
NYHA
 Class II20
 Class III3
Rhythm
 Sinus7
 Atrial fibrillation16
Previous heart failure6
Previous embolism2
Drugs
 Frusemide9
 Digoxin17
  • Values are means (SD).

  • BSA, body surface area; NYHA, New York Heart Association heart failure classification; CHF, congestive heart failure.