Table 1. Characteristics of patients with AMI and CHFa

CharacteristicAMI (n [%])CHF (n [%])
a AMI, acute myocardial infarction; CHF, congestive heart failure.
Age (yr)
    ≤70157 (30.1)165 (25.7)
    71–75116 (22.2)110 (17.1)
    76–80111 (21.3)126 (19.6)
    >80138 (26.4)242 (37.6)
Gender
    male267 (51.2)256 (39.8)
    female255 (48.9)387 (60.2)
Race
    white422 (80.8)452 (70.3)
    black96 (18.4)175 (27.2)
Previous MI183 (35.1)174 (27.1)
Comorbidity
    stroke98 (18.8)128 (19.9)
    CHF126 (24.1)482 (75.0)
    high BP373 (71.5)427 (66.4)
    diabetes174 (33.3)282 (43.9)
Functional impairment
    normal182 (34.9)278 (43.2)
    mild197 (37.7)200 (31.1)
    moderate93 (17.8)147 (22.9)
    severe50 (9.6)18 (2.8)
Hematocrit
    ≥40%234 (44.8)191 (29.7)
    36–39%130 (24.9)143 (22.2)
    30–35%113 (21.6)205 (31.8)
    <30%26 (5.0)84 (13.1)
Albumin <3.5 g/dl110 (21.1)219 (34.1)
Serum creatinine (mg/dl)
    0–1.0201 (38.5)215 (33.4)
    1.1–2.0260 (49.8)330 (51.3)
    2.1–3.043 (8.2)70 (10.9)
    >3.018 (3.4)28 (4.4)