Table 1

Baseline Characteristics of Study Patients

History of angina (yr)4.4 ± 5
 Range2 mo–17 yr
Risk factors
 Age (yr)63 ± 4
 Range57–68
 Menopause (yr)14 ± 6
 Range1–22
 Hypertension8 (64%)
 Cholesterol (mg/dl)230 ± 32
 HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)53 ± 10
 LDL cholesterol (mg/dl)153 ± 10
 Triglycerides (mg/dl)180 ± 58
ECG changes
 Baseline ECG abnormalities3/15
 ST-T (>1 mm) changes during angina3/15
 No specific T wave changes1/15
 ST depression during exercise test8/15
 LVEDP (mm Hg)11 ± 3
 LVEF (%)61 ± 7

Data presented are mean value ± SE or number (%) of patients, unless otherwise indicated. ECG = electrocardiographic; HDL = high density lipoprotein; LDL = low density lipoprotein; LVEDP = left ventricular end-diastolic pressure; LVEF = left ventricular ejection fraction.