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Table 3 Correlations between cardiovascular risk factors and the plasma level of BDNF in patients with stable CAD (n = 143)

From: Association between brain-derived neurotrophic factor and von Willebrand factor levels in patients with stable coronary artery disease

Variable r p value
Age, years - 0.274 0.001
Male sex - 0.208 0.013
Diabetes mellitus - 0.421 < 0.001
Hypertension - 0.220 0.008
Body mass index - 0.053 0.526
Triglycerides - 0.068 0.422
Total cholesterol 0.019 0.826
LDL cholesterol 0.187 0.025
HDL cholesterol 0.165 0.049
Creatinine 0.097 0.748
Glucose - 0.030 0.723
C-reactive protein - 0.047 0.579
Platelet count 0.226 0.007
vWF - 0.525 < 0.001
  1. BDNF brain-derived neurotrophic factor, CAD coronary artery disease, LDL low-density lipoprotein, HDL high-density lipoprotein, vWF von Willebrand factor
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