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Table 3 Changes in NYHA class from baseline to day 5 after treatment

From: Comparative effects of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide and dobutamine on acute decompensated heart failure patients with differsent blood BNP levels

Groups Dobutamine rhBNP
  Total Ex Im Fa OER (%) Total Ex Im Fa OER (%)
High BNP 30 12 9 9 21 (70.00) 28 9 17* 2 26 (92.86)*
Extra-high BNP 23 6 9 8 15 (65.22) 23 5 8 10 13 (56.52)
  1. Abbreviations: Ex Excellent, Fa failed, Im improved, OER overall effective rate. Other abbreviations are same as in Table 2. *P < 0.05 versus (Fisher exact test) dobutamine.