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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of patients

From: Reproducibility of Transcranial Doppler ultrasound in the middle cerebral artery

Characteristics n (%) Total = 20
Demographics
 Age, years 72±10.6
 Male 11 (55)
Vital signs
 Systolic BP 146.6±27.3
 Diastolic BP 77.4±11.0
 Heart rate/min 70.15±14.89
Smoker status
 Current smoker 2 (10)
 Former smoker 12 (60)
 Never smoked 6 (30)
Presenting diagnosis
 Cerebral TIA 9 (45)
 Ocular TIA 7 (35)
 Stroke 2 (10)
Duplex scan severity of stenosis (%)
 30–40% 9 (45)
 4–50% 6 (30)
 50–70% 3 (15)
 > 70% 2 (10)
 Duration between index event and 1st transcranial Doppler (days) 11.6±2.4
Relevant medical history
 Hypertension 15 (75)
 Hypercholesterolemia 20 (100)
 Diabetes Mellitus 3 (15)
 Ischaemic Heart Disease 4 (20)
 Peripheral Vascular Disease 1 (5)
 TIA 4 (20)
 Stroke 3 (15)
 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 3 (15)
Baseline medication therapy
 Antiplatelet 18 (90)
 Anticoagulant 2 (10)
 Statin 20 (100)
 Beta-blocker 4 (20)
 Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor 7 (35)
  1. Data are presented as mean (standard deviation) or as percentage (%) where appropriate