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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study cohort (n = 108)

From: Coronary artery occlusions diagnosed by transthoracic Doppler

  No of subjects (%) mean ± SD
    Age (years) 63.1 ± 9.5
    Heart rate (beats/minute) 63 ± 7.4
    BMI (kg/m2) 26 ± 3.6
    Male sex 79 (73)
    Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 4.9 ± 1.1
    Blood pressure (mm Hg)  
    Systolic 142 ± 20
    Diastolic 82 ± 12
Medical history  
    Hypertension (>140/90 mm Hg) 61 (55)
    Current smoking 29 (27)
    Diabetes 11 (10)
    Previous CAD 23 (21)
    ACS 35 (32)
Cardiac medication  
    Aspirin 97 (90)
    Thienopyridine 38 (35)
    Low-molecular-weight heparin 30 (28)
    β-Blockers 85 (79)
    Statins 87 (81)
    Calcium antagonists 21 (19)
    ACE-inhibitors/ARB 24 (22)
    Organic nitrate, daily maintenance 13 (12)
  1. BMI body mass index, CAD coronary artery disease, ACS acute coronary syndromes, ACE angiotensin-converting enzyme, ARB angiotensin II receptor blocker.