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Table 3 Number and senescence of circulating endothelial progenitor cells in premature CAD patients compared to normal controls

From: Early accelerated senescence of circulating endothelial progenitor cells in premature coronary artery disease patients in a developing country - a case control study

Parameter PCAD patients Controls P value Adjusted P value*
EPC number (% of total WBC) 0.018 (0.013-0.023) 0.039 (0.031-0.043) <0.001 0.001
EPC telomere length (kb/genome) 3.83 (3.20-4.50) 5.10 (4.26-6.10) 0.009 0.050
EPC telomerase activity (IU/cell) 1.81 (1.30-2.40) 2.20 (1.50-3.20) 0.057 0.044
  1. *Adjusted for age, sex, BMI, smoking and medication.