TABLE 1

All-cause hospital admissions in patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction or diastolic dysfunction (n=131) dependent on diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) measurements

DLCOPatients n (%)Mean all-cause hospital admissions (95% CI)
≥LLN65 (49.6)0.45 (0.18–0.71)
<LLN66 (50.4)1.29 (0.89–1.68)
≤60% predicted36 (27.5)1.64 (1.00–2.28)

LLN: lower limit of normal.