Table 1

Clinical characteristics of study population (n = 79)

CharacteristicValue*
Age (years)69.4 (11.3) (41–88)
Male52 (66)
BMI†30.2 (6.3) (19–52)
Hypertension61 (77)
Current smoking27 (34)
Dyslipidaemia67 (85)
Diabetes mellitus25 (32)
Family history of CAD60 (76)
Known CAD46 (58)
Prior myocardial infarction18 (23)
Prior coronary revascularisation34 (43)
Medications
    Statins57 (72)
    ACE inhibitors34 (43)
    β-blockers47 (59)
    Calcium channel blockers21 (27)
    Nitrates16 (20)
    Aspirin49 (62)
Indications for SPECT stress testing
    Chest pain42 (53)
    Known CAD35 (44)
    Preoperative evaluation2 (3)
  • *Continous data are presented as mean (SD) and range; categorical data as number of patients and percentage of sample.

  • †BMI was calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in metres squared.

  • ACE, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor; BMI, body mass index; CAD, coronary artery disease; SPECT, single-photon emission computed tomography.