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Table 2 Sensitivity analysis of the effect of cardiac resynchronization on death in patients with and without diabetes

From: Influence of diabetes on cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure patients: a meta-analysis

  No. of trials No. of patients analyzed Death from heart failure
odds ratio (95% CI)
Statistical model    
Random effects 5 2923  
Fixed effects 5 2923 1.57 (1.14-2.15)
NYHA baseline functional class    
II-IV 5 2923 1.28 (1.06-1.55)
III-IV 4 2476 1.24 (1.02-1.51)
Analysis with all studies except    
Kiès 2005 [9] 4 2826 1.26 (1.04-1.52)
Hoppe 2007 [11] 4 2514 1.27 (1.01-1.60)
Ghali 2007 [10] 4 1712 1.46 (1.14-1.87)
Fantoni 2008 [12] 4 2568 1.26 (1.03-1.54)
Mangiavacchi 2008 [13] 4 2476 1.24 (1.02-1.51)
  1. Abbreviations: NYHA, New York Heart Association. Odds ratio, pooled odds ratio of death from all cause among patients with diabete or non-diabetes. Odds ratio more than 1.0 favors non-diabetes. 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.