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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients subjected to coronary angiography

From: Circulating microRNA-126 in patients with coronary artery disease: correlation with LDL cholesterol

Variables CAD (-) CAD (+) P value
n 36 31  
Age (year) 61 ± 7 64 ± 11 0.11
BMI (kg/m2) 25.6 ± 2.8 24.6 ± 2.3 0.12
Systolic BP (mmHg) 134 ± 16 138 ± 21 0.44
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 83 ± 12 85 ± 15 0.50
Plasma Glucose (mg/dl) 114 ± 48 112 ± 23 0.86
HbA1c (%) 6.2 ± 1.4 5.7 ± 1.3 0.11
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 188 ± 40 170 ± 44 0.09
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 119 ± 30 113 ± 38 0.48
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 45 ± 18 43 ± 15 0.61
Triglyceride (mg/dl) 138 ± 73 141 ± 89 0.88
BNP (pg/ml) 16 ± 37 105 ± 144 <0.001
NYHA class 1.0 ± 0 1.7 ± 1.0 <0.001
  1. Data are expressed as means ± SD. A p value <0.05 was considered significant. BMI body mass index, BP blood pressure. LDL low-density lipoprotein, HDL high-density lipoprotein, BNP brain natriuretic peptide, NYHA New York Heart Association.