Table 3

Initial Baseline Heart Rate, Mortality and Cause of Death

HR <90 beats/minHR ≥90 beats/min
Control Group [no. (%)]Amiodarone Group [no. (%)]RR (95% CI)p Value (two-sided)Control Group [no. (%)]Amiodarone Group [no. (%)]RR (95% CI)p Value (two-sided)
Randomized patients124 (100)138 (100)132 (100)122 (100)
Overall death41 (33.1)48 (34.8)1.02 (0.74–1.45)0.9765 (49.2)39 (32)0.55 (0.35–0.95)0.002
Sudden death13 (10.5)19 (13.8)1.25 (0.39–1.62)0.5226 (19.7)13 (10.7)0.46 (0.24–0.90)0.02
Progressive HF18 (14.5)22 (15.9)1.05 (0.51–1.76)0.8534 (25.8)22 (18)0.60 (0.30–1.03)0.06
Unknown7 (5.6)4 (2.9)4 (3)3 (2.5)
Other3 (2.4)3 (2.2)1 (0.75)1 (0.81)

CI = confidence interval; HR = heart rate; RR = relative risk.