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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Cardiac autonomic dysfunction in chronic stroke women is attenuated after submaximal exercise test, as evaluated by linear and nonlinear analysis

Parameters C S
 Age (years) 61 ± 5 57 ± 6
 Time after stroke (months) - 60 ± 10
 BMI (Kg/m2) 26.1 ± 3.3 29.3 ± 3.7
 Lean Mass (%) 70.8 ± 6 65.2 ± 8
 Fat Mass (%) 26.2 ± 5 34.1 ± 6
 VO2 peak (mL/Kg−1/min−1) 37.8 ± 6 29.6 ± 4*
Medications (n)   
 ACE inhibitor 3 7
 HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor 2 9
 Diuretic 4 1
 Acetylsalicylic acid - 10
 Associated Comorbidities (n)   
 Hypertension 3 8
 Dyslipidemia 1 5
  1. Values expressed as mean ± SD. C: control group; S stroke group, BMI body mass index, VO 2 peak peak of oxygen consumption during submaximal exercise. *P < 0.05 vs. C