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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients with heart failure in the TEA group and control group

From: Effects of thoracic epidural analgesia on plasma cAMP and cGMP levels in patients with heart failure

  TEA group (n = 20) Control group (n = 20) p
Median (range) 69 (79-60) 68 (78-58)  
Gender    
Male 17 15 >0.05
Female 3 5
Concomitant diseases    
CHD 5 4 >0.05
Hypertension 4 7
DCM 11 9
NYHA    
III 5 7 >0.05
IV 15 13