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Table 1 Patient characteristics in subjects with and without IHD

From: Enhancement of arterial pulsation during flow-mediated dilation is impaired in the presence of ischemic heart disease

  IHD (−) IHD (+)  
N (male/female) 17 (5/12) 14 (13/1)  
Age (years) 62.1 ± 15.1 69.5 ± 7.8 NS
Systolic BP (mmHg) 129.3 ± 25.4 130.0 ± 16.2 NS
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 67.4 ± 12.7 72.8 ± 11.6 NS
Pulse pressure (mmHg) 62.2 ± 22.2 57.2 ± 12.0 NS
Heart rate (/min) 69.3 ± 14.6 63.9 ± 11.1 NS
Diabetes 3 (17 %) 5 (35 %) NS
Hypertension 6 (35.3 %) 14 (100 %) p = 0.0005
Dyslipidemia 9 (52 %) 11 (78 %) NS
Beta-blocker 5 (29 %) 11 (78 %) p = 0.0052
Calcium blocker 7 (41 %) 13 (93 %) p = 0.0015
Arterial pulse amplitude 2.9 ± 1.4 3.5 ± 1.8 NS
FMD (%) 6.2 ± 3.7 4.2 ± 2.5 NS
Brachial artery diameter (mm) 3.9 ± 0.7 4.1 ± 0.6 NS
  1. IHD ischemic heart disease, FMD flow-mediated dilation, BP blood pressure, NS not significant