Table 1

Subject Characteristics

CharacteristicPAD (n = 15)Normal Subjects (n = 15)Normal Subjects, Matched Exercise (n = 5)
Age, yrs64 ± 954 ± 952 ± 6
Ankle brachial index0.70 ± 14N/AN/A
Male6 (40)7 (47)2 (40)
Active tobacco use8 (53)00
Former tobacco use3 (20)00
Hypertension12 (80)00
Diabetes7 (47)00
Prior lower extremity stent5 (33)00
Prior lower extremity bypass surgery3 (20)00

Values are mean ± SD or n (%).

N/A = not applicable; PAD = peripheral arterial disease.