Table 1

 Baseline characteristics and medication

Atorvastatin treated groupControl group
Data are mean (SD) or number.
There were no significant differences between the two groups.
ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme; HDL, high density lipoprotein; NYHA, New York Heart Association.
Number of patients1718
Age (years)63 (12.5)67 (9.9)
Body mass index (kg/m2)26.5 (3.3)27.1 (3.3)
Cholesterol (mmol/l)5.22 (0.58)4.96 (0.88)
Triglycerides (mmol/l)1.37 (0.35)1.37 (0.3)
HDL (mmol/l)0.76 (0.15)0.79 (0.19)
Ejection fraction (%)26.6 (3.1)27.9 (6.6)
NYHA class3.6 (0.4)3.3 (0.7)
    ACE inhibitors1718
    β Blockers67
    Aldosterone inhibitors77