Table 1

Causes of heart failure in the study groups

Cause of failureDHFSHFTotal
DHF, diastolic heart failure; LVH, left ventricular hypertrophy, defined as left ventricular mass index ≥131 g/m2 in men and ≥100 g/m2 in women; MI, myocardial infarction; SHF, systolic heart failure.
Coronary artery disease9/29 (31%)17/39 (44%)26/68 (38%)
History of old MI2/29 (7%)13/39 (33%)15/68 (22%)
Hypertension15/29 (52%)16/39 (41%)31/68 (48%)
Diabetes mellitus8/29 (28%)18/39 (46%)26/68 (38%)
LVH28/29 (96%)37/39 (95%)65/68 (96%)