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Table 1 Characteristics of patients according to severity of coronary stenosis

From: Relationship between hsTnI and coronary stenosis in asymptomatic women with rheumatoid arthritis

  Mild stenosis n = 28 Moderate stenosis n = 12 Severe stenosis, n = 4
Age 58.9 ± 5.0 63.6 ± 4.4** 58.7 ± 5.1
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg 132.9 ± 10.8 127.1 ± 19.1 130.0 ± 8.2
Diastolic blood pressure, mm HG 80.9 ± 6.4 78.3 ± 6.15 87.5 ± 5.0
Arterial hypertension, n (%) 9 (32.1) 9 (75.0)* 4 (100.0) §
Number of antihypertensive drugs, n 0 (0 – 1) 1 (0 -2)* 2 (1.5 – 2.5) §
Heart rate, beat/min 70.8 ± 5.0 71.8 ± 6.7 76.5 ± 8.6
BMI, kg/m2 26.3 ± 3.8 28.3 ± 3.1 28.8 ± 2.2
Total cholesterol, mmol/l 5.22 ± 1.0 5.65 ± 0.88 5.96 ± 1.73
HDL cholesterol, mmol/l 1.92 ± 0.51 2.02 ± 0.70 2.06 ± 0.97
LDL cholesterol, mmol/l 2.86 ± 0.70 2.53 ± 1.20 3.82 ± 1.97
Triglycerides, mmol/l 1.41 ± 0.70 1.60 ± 0.63 1.99 ± 1.28
Apo-lipoprotein apoB, g/l 0.86 ± 0.17 0.91 ± 0.20 1.03 ± 0.34
Phospholipase A2, μg/l 127.2 ± 36.6 121.0 ± 24.1 104.5 ± 78.5
Serum creatinine, μmol/l 82.1 ± 13.3 81.2 ± 9.6 90.5 ± 28.1
eGFR, ml/s 1.06 ± 0.17 1.04 ± 0.15 0.99 ± 0.29
Dyslipidaemia, n (%) 8 (28.6) 8 (66.7)* 3 (75.0)
Treatment with statins, n (%) 7 (25.0) 7 (58.3) 2 (50.0)
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 2 (7.1) 1 (8.3) 0
RA stage 2 (1 – 3) 3 (3 – 3)** 2.75 (2.25 -3.25)
FW, mm/h 20 (14 – 27) 26 (19 -46) 22 (16 - 26)
Corticoid dose, mg 2.1 (0 – 5.0) 4.5 (1.0 – 5.0) 6.9 (5.2 – 8.7) §
  1. The values are given as a number (percentage), mean ± standard deviation or median (interquartile difference)
  2. *, **, ***P for the difference between the group with none to mild stenosis and moderate stenosis 0.05, 0.01, 0.001, respectively
  3. §, §§, §§§P for the difference between the group with none to mild stenosis and severe stenosis 0.05, 0.01, 0.001, respectively