Table 1: Demographic data and treatment.

Treatment groupControl group
(75) (%) (75) (%)

Age71.4 ± 10.870.51 ± 9.7n.s
Male65 (87)62 (82.6)n.s
Hypertension55 (73.3)57 (76)n.s
DM30 (40)33 (44)n.s
Current smoking41 (55)39 (52)n.s
Ex smoker26 (35)32 (42.6)n.s
AMI10 (14)8 (10.6)n.s
Dyslipidaemia18 (25)12 (16)n.s
CVA5 (6.6)6 (8)n.s
Antiplatelet treatment65 (86.6)69 (92)n.s
ACE inhibitors35 (46.7)30 (40)n.s
ARA-II10 (13.3)8 (10.6)n.s
B-blocker11 (14.6)12 (16)n.s
Nitrites5 (6.7)3 (4)n.s
CA antagonists15 (20)17 (22.6)n.s

DM: diabetes mellitus; AMI: acute myocardial infarction; CVA: cerebrovascular accident.