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Research Article

Assessment of Concentrations of Heavy Metals in Postmyocardial Infarction Patients and Patients Free from Cardiovascular Event

Table 1

Characteristics of the analyzed group.

VariablesStudy group (n = 74)Control group (n = 72)

Demographic data
Age (years)b57.38 ± 4.7253.67 ± 6.32<0.001
Gender (male)a54 (73.0)44 (61.1)0.13
Place of residence (city)a31 (41.9)49 (68.1)0.001
University educationa14 (18.9)43 (59.7)<0.001
Smokinga22 (29.73)7 (9.72)0.002
Obesity (BMI ≥ 30)27 (36.5)13 (18.1)0.01
Metals in blood serum
Cu (10−6) μg/mlc0.97 (0.83–1.13)0.72 (0.62–0.87)<0.001
Zn (10−6) μg/mlc0.45 (0.40–0.55)0.36 (0.33–0.42)<0.001
Mn (10−9) ng/mlc2.42 (1.17–4.55)0.27 (0.12–0.54)<0.001
Co (10−9) ng/mlc0.33 (0.26–0.43)0.17 (0.12–0.26)<0.001
Fe μg/mlc0.78 (0.66–1.02)0.51 (0.38–0.66)<0.001

Data presented as an (%), bmean ± SD, or cmedian (Q1–Q3); BMI—body mass index.