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Table 1 Characteristics of the study cohort. Data are presented as number (%) or median values (25, 75 percentiles)

From: Leukocyte telomere length and serum polyunsaturated fatty acids, dietary habits, cardiovascular risk factors and features of myocardial infarction in elderly patients

Age (years)(range)75 (70,82)
Males210 (70.2)
BMI (kg/m2)25.6 (23.8, 28.3)
Systolic BP (mmHg)140 (125, 151)
Diastolic BP (mmHg)74 (67, 80)
Current smokers41 (13.7)
Previous hyperlipidemia156 (47.8)
Previous hypertension182 (60.9)
Diabetes mellitus69 (23.1)
Previous chronic kidney disease115 (5.1)
Previous heart failure16 (5.4)
Previous coronary artery disease135 (45.2)
Previous ischaemic stroke21 (7.0)
NSTEMI/STEMI68.6 / 31.4 (205 / 94)
3-vessel disease261 (21.3)
Maximum Troponin T (ng/L)700 (153, 2500)
NT-proBNP (ng/L)634 (279, 1374)
LVEF < 50%352 (32.1)
Taking n-3 FA supplement135 (45.2)
  1. BMI Body Mass Index; NSTEMI Non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction; STEMI ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction; NT-proBNP N-terminal pro-Brain natriuretic peptide; LVEF Left ventricle ejection fraction; FA fatty acids
  2. 1creatinine > 150 μmol/L
  3. 2 of n = 286 with angiography
  4. 3 of n = 162 with echocardiography