Table 1

Data on patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM)

ICM
(n = 30)
IDCM
(n = 30)
p Value
Age (years)54 (10)50 (9)NS
Sex (M/F)29/126/4NS
Smokers (n)3017< 0.001
Weight (kg)75 (11)80 (15)NS
Height (cm)171 (7)169 (9)NS
Ejection fraction (%)23 (8)22 (6)NS
NYHA I-II/III-IV13/1712/18NS
  • Values are mean (SD) unless otherwise specified.

  • NYHA, New York Heart Association functional class.