Table 1

Demographic Characteristics of the Training Set Disease Group, Disease Subgroups and Healthy Group

Parameter

Disease Group (N = 290)

Disease Subgroup A With LVSD (LVEF < 50%, N = 102)

Disease Subgroup B Without LVSD (LVEF≥50%, N = 188)

Healthy Group (N = 418)


Age [years]

59 ± 11

56 ± 13

60 ± 10

36 ± 12

Males

189 (65)

72 (71)

117 (62)

255 (61)

BMI [kg/m2]

29 ± 7

29 ± 7

29 ± 6

26 ± 4

LVEF (%)

48 ± 16

29 ± 10

59 ± 8

NA

Diabetes

111 (38)

32 (31)

79 (42)

0 (0)

Hypertension

116 (40)

30 (29)

86 (46)

0 (0)

Beta blockers

222 (77)

85 (83)

137 (73)

4 (1)

ACEIs or ARBs

127 (44)

42 (41)

85 (45)

0 (0)

Nitrates

104 (36)

30 (29)

74 (39)

0 (0)

Diuretics

130 (45)

79 (77)

51 (27)

0 (0)

Inotropes

50 (17)

44 (43)

6 (3)

0 (0)


Values are mean ± standard deviation for age, BMI (body mass index) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). All other values represent total number (percent) of affected individuals. NA, not applicable; ACEIs, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors; ARBs, angiotensin receptor blockers.

Schlegel et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2010 10:28   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-10-28

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