Table 1

Clinical and biological features of CAD patients undergoing CABG

Clinical and biological characteristicCasesControls
*p<0.00001 cases v controls.
†Six months after the surgery, cases were treated by lipid lowering drugs.
Age, years57.6 (8.2)57.2 (5.8)
Gender, male/female242/76189/59
Angina pectoris:
    No, rarely/frequently on effort/resting51/96/171248/0/0*
NIDDM in case history, yes/no69/2490/248*
Smoking, ever smoked/never smoked210/108144/104
Family history of myocardial infarction
Myocardial infarction in case history
    In one artery/more than one artery81/2370/0*
Body mass index, kg/m228.2 (3.8)28.0 (2.7)
Serum cholesterol, mmol/l†6.25 (0.83)†6.29 (0.78)
HDL cholesterol, mmol/l†1.27 (0.17)†1.31 (0.21)
LDL cholesterol, mmol/l†4.04 (0.93)†4.11 (0.89)
Triglycerides, mmol/l†2.04 (0.7)†1.96 (0.81)