Characteristics Controls (n=10) Unstable angina patients (n=11) Hypertensive patients (n=15) ANOVA
Males/Females 6/4 6/5 9/6  
Age (years) 46±9 63±6 56±11 p<0.01
Smokers (%) 2(20) 8(67) 10(66) p<0.01
Hypertension  (%) 0 7(46) 15(100) p<0.01
Fasting glucose (mg/dl) 84±9 89±10 96±5 ns
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 188±24 191±45 193±40 ns
HDL- cholesterol (mg/dl) 52±11 54±16 46±17 ns
Creatinine (mg/dl) 0.79±0.09 0.89±0.15 0.89±0.27 ns
LVM (g/m2) 106.3±17.3 106.5±18.0 107.0±22.4 ns
LVEF  (%) 60.4±5.2 54.9±5.1 53.6±4.5 ns
LVM: Left Ventricular Mass; LVEF: Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction
Table 1: Clinical characteristics of controls, unstable angina and hypertensive patients.