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Table 2 The summary of the medications prescribed at discharge

From: Factors associated with 30-day readmission of patients with heart failure from a Japanese administrative database

  Readmission No readmission P-value
Number of patients 4479 63778  
ACEs or ARBs [n (%)] 2216 (49.5) 36076 (56.6) <0.0001
Beta blockers [n (%)] 1883 (42.0) 24947 (39.1) 0.0001
Ca channel blockers [n (%)] 1074 (24.0) 17457 (27.4) <0.0001
Digitalis [n (%)] 484 (10.8) 7383 (11.6) 0.119
Loop diuretics [n (%)] 3631 (81.1) 49703 (77.9) <0.0001
Thiazide [n (%)] 375 (8.4) 4379 (6.9) 0.0001
Spironolactone [n (%)] 1383 (30.9) 22512 (35.3) <0.0001
Nitrates [n (%)] 940 (21.0) 9850 (15.4) <0.0001
  1. The P-values were calculated with the chi-square test
  2. ACEs angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors; ARBs angiotensin II receptor blockers; Ca channel blockers calcium channel blockers