Table 1

Patient Characteristics

Group 1 (n = 23)Group 2 (n = 16)p Value
Age (yr)4.7 ± 8.458.1 ± 8.60.219
Men/women23/015/10.224
Patient history
 Stable angina11 (48%)7 (44%)0.802
 Previous MI12 (52%)9 (56%)0.802
NYHA functional class
 II13 (57%)7 (44%)0.432
 III10 (43%)9 (56%)0.432
Laboratory findings
 Cholesterol (mmol/liter)4.63 ± 2.54.31 ± 2.50.723
 Triglycerides (mmol/liter)2.52 ± 1.42.64 ± 2.50.874
Anti-ischemic therapy
 Beta-blocker18 (78%)14 (87%)0.452
 Ca antagonist15 (65%)11 (68%)0.818
 Nitrates12 (52%)10 (62%)0.522

Data presented are mean value ± SD or number (%) of patients. Ca = calcium; MI = myocardial infarction; NYHA = New York Heart Association.