TABLE 1

Clinical characteristics of the study population

PatientsControl subjects
n9331
Sex (male/female)44/4914/17
Age (years)63 ± 1158 ± 2
BMI (kg/m2)34 ± 824 ± 4.2*
High blood pressure (yes/no)75/180/31*
Previous cardiac event (yes/no)12/810/31*
  • Data are means ± SD, unless otherwise indicated. *P < 0.05 patients vs. control subjects.