Table 2.

Multiple linear regression analysis of BL-US

Standardized Regression Coefficient (β)P
Hemoglobin−0.120.02
NYHA class (III–IV)0.120.02
Male sex0.090.06
CRP0.070.21
Cardiovascular comorbidities0.050.31
Albumin−0.050.31
Pulse pressurea0.050.36
Age0.050.40
Diabetes0.030.50
  • a The inclusion of diastolic BP (β=−0.10, P=0.06) instead of pulse pressure in the model did not materially affect the strength of the associations between each predictor and the BL-US (data not shown).