Table 11: Patient with chronic heart failure with acute decompensation (group 2).

Nr.SexAgeRisk classTemperatureFirst day subfebrile temp.Leukocyte beginLc endCRP
(1–3 days)
(4–9 days)
CRP endComorbiditiesMedical history and findings on admissionChest X-ray

1M85III39.01313.287144.56.1Chronic heart failure, deep vein thrombosis, and arterial hypertensionWas admitted with a deep vein thrombosis. Enlarged swollen leg. Crackling sound of the lungs. Temperature 39°C. Infiltrate on the left side. Enlarged heart, pulmonary vascular congestion.

5316.0 <0.1Chronic heart failure, rectal carcinoma, Pleuritis calcarea, and deep vein thrombosisDyspnea, fever, also thoracic pressure 3 d prior to admission. Poor general condition. Crackling sounds on the right side of the lungs. Initial: no infiltrate, pleuritis calcarea, increased heart size, and central congestion.
Control after four days:
infiltrate right side infraclavicular, decrease of heart size.

Sex: F: female; M: male; risk class after Fine et al. [32]. “temperature” is the highest measured temperature within the first three days outlined. First day subfebrile temperature: the first day the patient shows temperatures below 38.0°C. Leucocytes: highest number of leucocytes within the first three days. Lc. end: the count of leucocytes at discharge of the hospital. In case of normal leucocytes, no further recording was performed. CRP 1st and 3rd days: highest value within the first three days as inpatients. CRP days 4 till 9: the lowest value within this time span. CRP end: CRP at end of treatment. †: Death.