Table 1: Demographic data of patients with chronic heart failure and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

VariablesTraining
( )
Control
( )
value

Age (years) ns
Sex (F/M) ns
Weight (kg) ns
Height (cm) ns
Duration of CHF (years) ns
Duration of 2DM (years) ns
LVEF (%) ns
Etiology of CHF (IHD/DCM/HT) ns
NYHA class (II/III) ns
Chronic atrial fibrillation (n)53ns
Beta blockers (n)98ns
ACE-inhibitors (n)89ns
Diuretics (n)99ns
Digitalis (n)25ns
Insulin (n)53ns
Anti diabetics (n)58ns
Acetyl-salicylic acid (n)58ns
Warfarin (n)53ns

F/M: female and male, LVEF: left ventricular ejection fraction, NYHA: New York Heart Association classification, IHD: ischemic heart disease, DCM: dilated cardiomyopathy, HT: hypertension, ACE: angiotensin converting enzyme, n: number, ns: not significant.