Table 1

Patient Characteristics

Serial Stress Protocol (n = 89)Serial Rest Protocol (n = 31)
Clinical characteristics
 Age, yrs58.5 ± 9.956.3 ± 9.7
 BMI, kg/m229.2 ± 5.227.9 ± 4.8
 Male58 (65.2)19 (61.3)
 Hypertension42 (47.2)9 (29.0)
 Dyslipidemia61 (68.5)23 (74.2)
 Diabetes11 (12.4)2 (6.5)
 Active smoking5 (5.6)2 (6.5)
 Prior PCI8 (9.0)2 (6.5)
 Prior CABG2 (2.3)2 (6.5)
 Prior myocardial infarction4 (4.5)0 (0.0)
Symptoms before cardiac PET
 Angina0 (0.0)1 (3.2)
 Dyspnea2 (2.3)5 (16.1)
Medications
 Statin34 (38.2)12 (38.7)
 Antiplatelet42 (47.2)12 (38.7)
 Beta-blocker19 (21.4)6 (19.4)
 ACEI or ARB31 (34.8)6 (19.4)
 Calcium-channel blocker10 (11.2)3 (9.7)
 Diuretics15 (16.7)7 (22.6)
 Nitrate2 (2.3)0 (0.0)

Values are mean ± SD or n (%).

ACEI = angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor; ARB = angiotensin receptor blocker; BMI = body mass index; CABG = coronary artery bypass graft; PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention; PET = positron emission tomography.