Table 2

Multivariate analysis of covariates determining plasma renin in individuals treated with an ACE inhibitor and/or a diuretic

β coefficentp value
Sex (malev female)+5.530.43
Age (per year)+0.470.33
Systolic blood pressure (per mm Hg)−0.390.02
Fractional shortening (per %)+0.470.23
Myocardial infarction (yes vno)+5.90.74
β Blocker (yesvno)−20.230.007
  • Only subjects treated with ACE inhibitors, diuretics, or the combination of both were included. The addition of a β blocker was related to a substantial decrease of renin that was independent of all covariates tested.