Table 1

Characteristics of the Study Population and Comparison Between Patients With and Without Events

All Patients (n = 100) n (%)Patients With Events (n = 26) n (%)Patients Without Events (n = 74) n (%)
Clinical characteristics
 Age (yrs)(mean ± SD)59 ± 1263 ± 1058 ± 12
 Male gender73 (73)20 (77)53 (72)
 Obesity20 (20)4 (18)16 (22)
 Diabetes21 (21)5 (19)16 (22)
 Hypercholesterolemia50 (50)15 (58)35 (47)
 Hypertension44 (44)9 (35)35 (47)
 Family history of CAD42 (42)12 (46)30 (41)
 Smoking39 (39)13 (50)26 (35)
 EuroSCORE value(mean ± SD)2.4 ± 2.23.4 ± 2.52.1 ± 2
 Cardiac history
  Suspected CAD65 (65)14 (54)51 (65)
  Previous MI33 (33)11 (42)22 (30)
  Previous revascularization31 (31)10 (39)21 (28)
Medical therapy
 ACE inhibitors37 (37)7 (27)30 (41)
 Nitrates14 (14)4 (15)10 (14)
 Beta-blockers56 (56)16 (62)40 (54)
 Aspirin54 (54)17 (65)37 (50)
 Statins50 (50)12 (46)38 (51)

ACE = angiotensin-converting enzyme; CAD = coronary artery disease; EuroSCORE = European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation; MI = myocardial infarction.

  • p < 0.05 between patients with and without events.