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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study cohort (n = 111)

From: Transthoracic echocardiography for imaging of the different coronary artery segments: a feasibility study

  No of subjects (%) mean ± SD
   Age (years) 62,9 ± 9,6
   Heart rate (strokes/minute) 63 ± 7,4
   BMI (kg/m2) 26 ± 3,6
   Male sex 82 (74,0)
   Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 4,9 ± 1,1
   Blood pressure (mm Hg)  
Systolic 141 ± 20
Diastolic 82 ± 12
Medical history  
   Hypertension (>140/90 mm Hg) 61 (55,0)
   Current smoking 29 (26,1)
   Diabetes 11 (9,9)
   Previous CAD 24 (21,6)
   ACS 35 (31,5)
Cardiac medication  
   Aspirin 98 (88,3)
   Thienopyridine 38 (34,2)
   Low-molecular-weight heparin 30 (27,0)
   β-Blockers 87 (78,4)
   Statins 89 (80,2)
   Calcium antagonists 21 (18,9)
   ACE-inhibitors/ARB 25 (22,5)
   Organic nitrate, daily maintenance 13 (11,7)
  1. BMI = body mass index, CAD = coronary artery disease, ACS = acute coronary syndrome, ACE = angiotensin-converting enzyme, ARB = angiontensin II receptor blocker