Table 5

Association between baseline mitral regurgitation and presence of pulmonary hypertension (PHTN) (defined as pulmonary systolic pressure 36 mm Hg or higher)

Mitral regurgitation at baseline


None

Trace

Mild

Moderate

Severe


Total

1804

3011

624

253

51

PHTN present (n)

12

59

36

32

11

PHTN absent (n)

1792

2952

588

221

40

PHTN (%)

0.67

1.96

5.77

12.65

21.57

OR for PHTN

1

2.7 (1.4–5.0)

7.6 (3.9–15)

15 (7.4–30)

28 (12–69)


Odds ratio (OR) for PHTN was derived by multiple logistic regression with (95% CI), adjusting for age and gender. Shown are both numbers (n) and percent (%) with PHTN.

Dahl et al. BMC Medicine 2008 6:34   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-6-34

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