Table 2—

Patient characteristics: no-CIE versus CIE

no-CIECIE
Average BNP (pg/ml) (means ± SE)83 ± 16301 ± 31
History of
 Hypertension81%87%
 Coronary artery disease23%62%
 Myocardial infarction18%32%
 Atrial fibrillation4%20%
 Renal failure3%8%