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Table 1 Patient baseline characteristics

From: Effect of pericardial incision on left ventricular morphology and systolic function in patients during coronary artery bypass grafting

Variable Value (n = 27)
Age (y) 61.2 ± 6.7
Male sex 18 (66.7%)
Body mass index (kg/m2) 25.76 ± 3.29
Smoker 10 (37.0%)
Medical History
 Hypertension 17 (63.0%)
 Diabetes mellitus 8 (29.6%)
 Previous myocardial infarction 13 (48.1%)
 Dyslipidemia 8 (29.6%)
 Pulmonary hypertension 1 (3.7%)
 Previous PCI 4 (14.8%)
 Peripheral vascular disease 4 (14.8%)
Troponin I level (ng/ml) 0.01 (0.004, 0.03)
Brain-type natriuretic peptide level (pg/ml) 49.00 (21.00, 83.00)
NYHA class (I/II/III/IV) 4 (14.8%)/17 (63%)/6 (22.2%)/0 (0%)
SYNTAX score 29.02 ± 9.53
Euroscore II 1.34 ± 0.64
Medications
 Aspirin 18 (66.7%)
 Beta-blockers 23 (85.2%)
 Calcium channel antagonists 4 (14.8%)
 Statins 21 (77.8%)
 Nitrates 24 (88.9%)
  1. Data are expressed as a mean ± standard deviation, median (interquartile range) or frequencies (percentages)
  2. Abbreviations: PCI percutaneous coronary intervention, NYHA New York Heart Association