Table 1

Characteristics and risk factors of the study population (n = 180)

Variable
Mean age (years)56 (10)
Male158 (87%)
Risk factors
Diabetes16 (9%)
Mean serum glucose (mmol/l)6.0 (5.8)
Hypercholesterolaemia99 (55%)
Mean serum total cholesterol (mmol/l)5.2 (1.1)
Mean serum LDL cholesterol (mmol/l)3.2 (0.9)
Mean serum HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)1.1 (0.3)
Smoker135 (75%)
Current smoker28 (16%)
High blood pressure54 (32%)
Patients with more than two risk factors35 (19%)
Mean serum creatinine (╬╝mol/l)100 (90)
Left ventricular function
Mean ejection fraction (%)55 (12)
Ejection fraction below 30%15 (8%)
Previous myocardial infarction108 (60%)
Lesion site
Left anterior descending coronary artery80 (44%)
Left circumflex coronary artery23 (13%)
Right coronary artery77 (43%)
Type of stent
Palmaz-Schatz121 (67%)
Nir26 (15%)
AVE32 (18%)
  • Values are mean (SD) or n (%).

  • HDL, high density lipoprotein; LDL, low density lipoprotein.