Table 1: Criteria for study inclusion.

DDD carriers
Age > 65 years
Absence of coronary acute syndrome (defined as a rise in levels of cardiac troponin with supportive evidence in the form of typical symptoms and/or electrocardiographic changes)
Absence of acute disease at enrolment and at reevaluation
Absence of use of hypotensive drugs or their suspension for ≥5 days before CSM