Table 1

Demographic Characteristics for Groups Established for This Studylegend

AF Patients (n = 152)PTCA Patients (n = 69)Healthy Subjects (n = 47)
Age (yrs)58 ± 1262 ± 954 ± 14
Gender (% male)73%79%44%
Left atrial size (mm)(n = 56), 42 ± 6
Left ventricular ejection fraction (%)(n = 86), 61 ± 16(n = 47), 54 ± 12
  • p < 0.05 compared with AF group. All values are mean ± SD.

  • legend AF = atrial fibrillation; Healthy Subjects = individuals without serious illness or cardiac history from St. Michael’s Hospital, Canada; PTCA = percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; PTCA Patients = Patients 6 months after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.