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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristic of hospitalized heart failure patients (n = 121)

From: Continuity and utilization of health and community care in elderly patients with heart failure before and after hospitalization

Characteristics  
 Age in years, mean (SD) 82.5 (± 6.8)
 Woman, n (%) 59 (49%)
 Cohabiting with family or others, n (%) 62 (51%)
Co-morbidities n (%)
 Hypertension 76 (63%)
 MI / ischemic heart disease 62 (51%)
 Atrial fibrillation 59 (49%)
 Diabetes without complications 26 (22%)
 Stroke 24 (20%)
 COPD 20 (17%)
 Renal failure 18 (15%)
 Malignancy 16 (13%)
 Other 14 (12%)
Period of time since diagnosed n (%)
  < 1 year 44 (36%)
 1–5 years 33 (27%)
  > 5 years 38 (31%)
Pharmacological treatment at discharge n (%)
 ACEI/ARB 91 (75%)
 MRA 34 (28%)
 Beta-blocker 100 (83%)
 Total number of medication at discharge mean (SD) 11.58 (± 4.37)
  1. MI myocardial infarction, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ACEI; Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, ARB Angiotensin receptor blocker, MRA Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist