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Dries DL, Strong MH, Cooper RS, Drazner MH. Efficacy of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibition in Reducing Progression From Asymptomatic Left Ventricular Dysfunction to Symptomatic Heart Failure in Black and White Patients. J Am Coll Cardiol 2002;40:311–7. Please note that part of the Methods section was printed incorrectly. It occurs on page 312, right column, 3rd paragraph, 2nd sentence. The corrected Methods section is as follows:
Bivariate screens identified 16 variables associated with black race and with the development of HF (systolic blood pressure [BP], heart rate, gender, etiology of LV dysfunction, serum creatinine, digoxin, hypertension, randomization to enalapril, antiarrhythmic use, age, hyponatremia, diabetes mellitus, diuretic use, ejection fraction, NYHA class, and beta-blocker use). An automated stepwise selection process was used to select nine of these potential confounders. Adding the remaining seven potential confounders back to the model (systolic BP, antiarrhythmic use, beta-blocker use, gender, history of hypertension, digoxin use, and diuretic use) did not change the relative risk associated with black race; thus, these seven covariates were left out of the final model.
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