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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the study subjects

From: Quantifying longitudinal right ventricular dysfunction in patients with old myocardial infarction by using speckle-tracking strain echocardiography

  The control group (n = 45) The OMI group (n = 71)
Demographics   
Mean age (years) 66 ± 11 67 ± 11
Male gender (%) 78 85
Height (cm) 162 ± 10 162 ± 9
Body mass index (kg/m2) 23 ± 3 23 ± 3
SBP (mmHg) 123 ± 13 118 ± 23
Heart rate (beats/min) 65 ± 8 68 ± 12
Medical history   
Hypertension (%) 0 63*
Diabetes (%) 0 45*
Dyslipidemia (%) 0 63*
Current smoking (%) 2 23*
Obesity (%) 0 1
Medication use   
Beta blocker (%) 0 56*
Calcium channel blocker (%) 0 17*
ACEI/ARB (%) 0 89*
Aldosterone blocker (%) 0 31*
Diuretic (%) 0 41*
Measurements   
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 12.9 ± 1.9 12.3 ± 2.0
eGFR (ml/min/1.73 m2) 69 ± 19 53 ± 20*
BNP (pg/ml) - 343 ± 519
  1. OMI old myocardial infarction, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, ACEI angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, ARB angiotensin receptor blocker, eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate, BNP brain natriuretic peptide. *P <.05 vs. the Control group.