Table 5.

Combined prediction power of cardiac natriuretic peptides for survival in a Cox's model including LV mass and functiona

ParameterHazard Ratio95% CIP
aEjection fraction did not contribute significantly to explain the outcome (P = 0.16). Other factors that did not contribute significantly to the models may be deducted from the description of the multivariable strategy adopted in this study (see Statistical Analyses section).
ln LVMI1.031.01-1.040.0003
ln BNP1.621.20-2.170.001
ln Cholesterol5.441.71-17.300.004
Systolic pressure0.980.97-0.990.004
ln Albumin0.060.01-0.650.02
Diabetes mellitus1.931.01-3.690.048