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Table 1 Clinical characteristics

From: Global longitudinal strain is a more reproducible measure of left ventricular function than ejection fraction regardless of echocardiographic training

Patient characteristics n = 47
Male 34 (72.3%)
Age 66.2 ± 10.0 (46–89)
Current smoker 9 (19.1%)
Body mass index 26.9 ± 4.1
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 141.9 ± 18.2 (100–176)
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 82.7 ± 10.2 (63–104)
Heart rate (beats per minute) 62.5 ± 10.7 (46–91)
NSTE-ACS 24 (51.1%)
Unstable angina pectoris 11 (23.4%)
Non-coronary chest pain 12 (25.5%)
Heart medication and NYHA class at follow up
 ACE-inhibitor 14 (25.9%)
 ARB 15 (27.8%)
 Calcium antagonist 13 (24.1%)
 Beta blocking agent 33 (61.1%)
 NYHA I 42 (89.4%)
 NYHA II 4 (8.5%)
 NYHA III 2 (4.3%)
  1. Categorical data are presented in numbers (%); continuous data as mean ± SD (range); ACE = angiotensin converting enzyme, ARB = angiotensin receptor blocker, NSTE-ACS = Non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome, NYHA = New Yok Heart Association