Table 1

Baseline Clinical Characteristics

VariableTriple (n = 200)Standard (n = 200)p Value
Age, yrs61.0 ± 8.560.7 ± 9.10.704
Men118 (59.0%)114 (57.0%)0.685
Hypertension119 (59.5%)119 (59.5%)0.999
Treatment of diabetes mellitus0.591
 Dietary therapy alone20 (10.0%)17 (8.5%)
 Oral hypoglycemic agent151 (75.5%)147 (73.5%)
 Insulin29 (14.5%)36 (18.0%)
Glycosylated hemoglobin7.8 ± 1.9%7.6 ± 1.6%0.237
Total cholesterol ≥200 mg/dl61 (30.5%)57 (28.5%)0.661
Current smoker48 (24.0%)63 (31.5%)0.094
Previous percutaneous coronary intervention24 (12.0%)26 (13.0%)0.762
Previous coronary artery bypass surgery2 (1.0%)5 (2.5%)0.449
Clinical diagnosis0.861
 Stable angina83 (41.5%)85 (42.5%)
 Unstable angina76 (38.0%)71 (35.5%)
 Acute myocardial infarction41 (20.5%)44 (22.0%)
Left ventricular ejection fraction, %59 ± 1058 ± 100.357
Multivessel disease131 (65.5%)125 (62.5%)0.532