Table 1

Baseline Clinical Characteristics According to Study Group

Normal (n = 70)CP (n = 37)RCM (n = 35)p Value
Male47 (67)21 (57)22 (63)0.553
Mean age, yrs49 ± 1649 ± 1758 ± 90.004
Mean body surface area, m21.71 ± 0.191.63 ± 0.171.65 ± 0.150.066
NYHA functional class III–IVNone22 (60)18 (51)0.493
Diabetes4.0 (5.7)4 (11)5 (14)0.329
Hypertension14 (20)8 (22)10 (29)0.615
Dyslipidemia7 (10)2.0 (5.4)1.0 (2.9)0.364
Smoking16 (23)7 (19)7 (20)0.878

Values are n (%) or mean ± SD.

NYHA = New York Heart Association.

  • p value comparing the constrictive pericarditis (CP) and restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) groups.