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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the population study

From: Stress echocardiography: safety and tolerability

Demographic and clinical characteristics Stress modality P
  Exercise Dobutamine  
Age (years) 59.2 62.9 0.001
Masculine gender (%) 78.9 44.4 0.0001
Diabetes (%) 27.1 44.4 0.002
Hypertension (%) 38.4 59.3 0.001
Hypercholesterolemia (%) 35 35.2 NS
Smoking (%) 47.8 26.9 0.0001
Optimal medical treatment (%) 53.4 41.7 NS
Prior myocardial infarction (%) 21.07 11.11 0.029
Prior coronary angioplasty (%) 53.7 20.4 0.0001
Prior coronary artery bypass grafting (%) 1 6.5 0.01
Left ventricular dysfunction (%) 13.79 11.11 NS
  1. NS Non-significant.