Table 1

Baseline characteristics

Overall
(N=416)
Demographics
Age (years), mean±SD65.6±10.6
Male296 (71.2%)
Hypertension281 (67.5%)
Diabetes mellitus148 (35.6%)
Dyslipidaemia231 (55.5%)
Renal function impairment30 (7.2%)
COPD38 (9.1%)
Positive family history127 (30.5%)
Smoking66 (15.9%)
Previous PCI105 (25.2%)
Previous MI92 (22.1%)
Previous stroke or TIA25 (6.0%)
Left ventricular function
 Normal271 (65.1%)
 Moderate95 (22.8%)
 Severe50 (12.1%)
Clinical presentation
 Stable CAD220 (52.9%)
 Unstable angina196 (47.1%)
Non-invasive diagnostics
Overall*159 (38.2%)
 Stress ECG58 (36.5%)
 Stress echocardiography5 (3.1%)
 SPECT46 (28.9%)
 CT/MRI75 (47.2%)
  • *in 25 patients more than one non-invasive diagnostic test was performed.

  • CAD, coronary artery disease; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; MI, myocardial infarction; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention; SPECT, single-photon emission-CT; TIA, transient ischaemic attack.