Table 2

 Main results of exercise stress test in the two groups of patients

Group 1 (n = 574)Group 2 (n = 79)p Value
Data are mean (SD).
METs, metabolic equivalents.
Rest
    Heart rate (beats/min)75 (16)78 (17)0.24
    Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)140 (22)137 (19)0.15
    Rate–pressure product (beats/min × mm Hg)10616 (2881)10633 (2900)0.96
Peak exercise
    Heart rate (beats/min)122 (22)132 (23)0.0005
    Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)173 (31)176 (32)0.44
    Rate–pressure product (beats/min × mm Hg)21330 (5979)23246 (6294)0.008
    METs6.3 (2.9)8.3 (2.8)0.0001
Maximum ST segment depression (mm)1.9 (0.7)1.3 (0.6)<0.0001
Angina53%49%0.31