Table 1

Demographic Details of the Two Subject Groups

SubjectsEHTEHT + LVHp Value*
Number (men)14 (9)14 (6)
Disease stage 2 (stage 3)7 (7)8 (6)
Age (yrs)53 ± 1.855 ± 2.4NS
Weight (kg)84 ± 4.084 ± 3.3NS
Body mass index (kg/m2)30 ± 1.030 ± 1.3NS
Heart rate (beats/min)74 ± 2.667 ± 2.1NS
Arterial pressure (mm Hg)
 Mean128 ± 3.4125 ± 3.2NS
 Systolic173 ± 4.5174 ± 6.6NS
 Diastolic107 ± 4.1101 ± 2.6NS

EHT = essential hypertension; LVH = left ventricular hypertrophy; NS = nonsignificant.

  • * Two-way analysis of variance (Bonferoni post-test analysis), no significant interaction (p > 0.7).