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Table 2 Calculation of ELAN-HF (European collaboration on Acute decompensated Heart Failure) score

From: Validation of the ELAN-HF Score and self-care behaviour on the nurse-led heart failure clinic after admission for heart failure

Predictor Score Regression coefficient
NT-proBNP reduction, %
 < 30 (dynamic change)
1 0.511
NT-proBNP discharge value, pg/ml
1500–5000 1 0.713
5001–15,000 3 1.426
 > 15,000 4 1.776
Age at admission, ≥ 75 years 1 0.345
Peripheral oedema at admission
Yes
1 0.517
SBP at admission mmHg
 ≤ 115
1 0.431
Hyponatremia at admission mmol/L
 < 135
1 0.374
Serum Urea at discharge mmol/L
 ≥ 15
1 0.486
NYHA class at discharge, III/IV
Yes
1 0.403
Risk score groups ELAN-HF
  Low (1)  ≤ 2  
  Intermediate (2) 3–4  
  High (3) 5–7  
  Very high (4)  ≥ 8  
  1. Maximum “penalty points” in the risk score is 11. Hyponatremia is equivalent to a sodium content of < 135 mmol / L; NT-proBNP, N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide; SBP, systolic blood pressure; NYHA, New York Heart Association classification (extracted from the patient files)