Table 1

 Baseline characteristics of 300 new patients referred to the outpatient cardiology clinic

Characteristicn (%) or mean (SD)
CAD, coronary artery disease; DM, diabetes mellitus.
Age (years)53 (16)
Men57 (19%)
Documented CAD61 (20%)
Known hypertension86 (29%)
Treated DM11 (4%)
Previous valve repair4 (1%)
Previous prosthetic valve3 (1%)