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Table 3 Correlation between clinical data, echocardiographic parameters, laboratory data and NT pro-BNP levels

From: Association of cardiac and renal function with extreme N-terminal fragment Pro-B-type natriuretic peptide levels in elderly patients

  Univariate Multivariate
  r P β P
Age −0.017 0.832 - NS
BMI −0.134 0.099 −0.151 0.058
Systolic blood pressure −0.029 0.726 - NS
Diastolic blood pressure −0.122 0.134 - NS
Echocardiographic parameters     
LVEF −0.085 0.300 - NS
Left atrial diameter −0.031 0.701 - NS
Right atrial diameter −0.093 0.254 - NS
Interventricular septum −0.078 0.341 - NS
Posterior wall −0.022 0.787 - NS
LV diastolic dimension 0.054 0.512 - NS
LV systolic dimension 0.028 0.730 - NS
Fractional shortening 0.012 0.883   NS
Laboratory data     
Creatinine 0.237 0.003 0.281 0.001
CK-MB 0.162 0.050 0.182 0.024
Serum albumin, −0.078 0.337 - NS
C-reactive protein 0.131 0.341 - NS
  1. NT pro-BNP, N-terminal fragment pro-B-type natriuretic peptide; NS, not significant; BMI, body mass index; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; HF, heart failure; LV, left ventricular; CK-MB, MB isoenzyme of creatine kinase.