Table 1

Patient Characteristicsa

CharacteristicsIbutilide Group (n = 60)Procainamide Group (n = 60)
Age (years)64.367.7
Height (in.)68.667.9
Weight (lb)197.1189.0
Gender (%)
 Male75.070.0
 Female25.030.0
Cardiovascular history
 Coronary artery disease38.353.3
 Myocardial disease18.315.0
 Valvular disease23.325.0
 Arrhythmia65.058.3
 Other (hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and peripheral vascular disease)66.160.0
Duration of arrhythmia (days)22.3 ± 24.717.0 ± 23.0
 Median9.44.6
 Range0.2–84.50.2–89.5
  • a p = NS for all comparisons. Data presented are mean value ±SD, unless otherwise indicated.