Table 2

Baseline Characteristics of Patients

Lean Patients (n = 26)Obese Patients (n = 31)p Value
Females14 (54)15 (48)0.68
Age (yrs)66.0 ± 14.861.4 ± 10.40.08
BMI (kg/m2)21.7 ± 0.636.4 ± 3.5<0.001
Hypertension or antihypertensive drug9 (35)20 (65)0.02
Diabetes2 (8)8 (26)0.07
Smoking15 (58)14 (45)0.35
CAD2 (8)7 (23)0.12
Diuretic3 (12)8 (26)0.17
Beta-blocker5 (19)9 (29)0.39
Statin2 (8)7 (23)0.12
Ca2+ blocker1 (4)5 (16)0.13
ACE inhibitor3 (12)6 (19)0.42
NSAID6 (23)7 (23)0.96
Any drug9 (35)17 (55)0.13

Values are n (%) or mean ± SD.

ACE = angiotensin-converting enzyme; BMI = body mass index; CAD = coronary artery disease; NSAID = nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.