Table 1

Characteristics of the study population by treatment group

Conservative Invasive p Value
Number of patients5666
Age (years) (mean and range)59.8  (38 to 72)59.5  (36 to 72)NS
Male patients (%)78.881.8NS
Follow up period (months) (mean and range)36.4  (21 to 56)37.2  (19 to 57)NS
Diabetes mellitus (%)8.96.1NS