Table 1

Patient Characteristics (N = 40)

Age, yrs62.1 ± 9.9
Male67.5 (27)
Body mass index, kg/m228.2 ± 4.9
Creatinine, mmol/l82.1 ± 19.6
Symptom
 Typical angina45.0 (18)
 Atypical angina22.5 (9)
 Noncardiac chest pain32.5 (13)
Pre-test risk of CAD
 Intermediate risk of CAD55.0 (22)
 High risk of CAD45.0 (18)
Cardiovascular risk factors
 Hypertension75.0 (30)
 Hyperlipidemia§80.0 (32)
 Current smoker15.0 (6)
 Diabetes12.5 (5)
 Family history of IHD27.5 (11)
 Obesity30.0 (12)
Medication
 Aspirin75.0 (30)
 Clopidogrel7.5 (3)
 Beta-blocker60.0 (24)
 ACE inhibitor17.5 (7)
 ARB32.5 (13)
 Statin67.5 (27)
 Nitrates7.5 (3)
 Calcium channel blocker30.0 (12)

Values are mean ± SD or % (n).

ACE = angiotensin-converting enzyme; ARB = angiotensin receptor blocker; IHD = ischemic heart disease.

  • Determined in accordance with 2002 American Heart Association guidelines for chronic stable angina (10).

  • Pretest risk of coronary artery disease and symptoms.

  • Blood pressure >140/90 mm Hg or treatment for hypertension.

  • § Total cholesterol >180 mg/dl or treatment for hypercholesterolemia.

  • Body mass index >30 kg/m2.