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Table 1 Patient characteristics (n = 67 unless otherwise noted).

From: Quantitative detection of myocardial ischaemia by stress echocardiography; a comparison with SPECT

Age 68 (± 10)
Male 33 %
LVEF at rest 54 (± 11) %
Previous AMI 40 %
Previous PCI 19 %
Previous CABG 13 %
Heart failure 13 %
Hypertension 48 %
Valvular surgery 0 %
Beta-blocker 57 %
ACE inhibitor 28 %
ARB 12 %
Nitro-glycerine (short acting) 57 %
Nitrates (long acting) 25 %
Diuretics 27 %
Calcium blocker 18 %
Sinus rhythm 93 %
Dilated left ventricle 13 %
Dilated left atrium (n = 43) 33 %
Significant valvular disease (n = 43) 7 %
Regional WMA/PD at rest 60 %
  1. LVEF, left ventricular ejection fraction; AMI, acute myocardial infarction; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention, CABG, coronary artery bypass grafting; ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme; ARB, angiotensin-receptor blocker, WMA, wall motion abnormality; PD, perfusion defect.