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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics

From: Coronary artery flow reserve in diabetics with erectile dysfunction using sildenafil

  Patients receiving sildenafil (n = 21) Patients not receiving sildenafil (n = 22) p
Age (years) 60 (50 – 69) 62 (35 – 74) NS
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 27 (24 – 36) 28 (23 – 47) NS
Diabetes type 2 17 (81 %) 21 (96 %) NS
Duration of diabetes (years) 11 (3 – 30) 10 (2 – 39) NS
HbA1c (%) 7.3 (5.8 – 10) 8.1 (5.2 – 10.4) 0.04
Hypercholesterinemia 10 (48 %) 10 (45 %) NS
Smoker 1 (5 %) 8 (36 %) < 0.01
Hypertension 14 (67 %) 17 (77 %) NS
Family history of CAD 3 (14 %) 5 (23 %) NS
Apoplex or periph. arterio-occlusive dis. 4 (19 %) 1 (5 %) 0.04
LV hypertrophy 11 (52 %) 14 (64 %) NS
Diabetic organ dysfunction 14 (67 %) 18 (82 %) NS
Vascular ED 17 (81 %) 19 (86 %) NS
Maximum work load during stress test (W) 150 (75 – 200) 125 (100 – 200) 0.06
Max. heart rate at stress test (/min) 138 (103 – 161) 140 (109 – 166) NS
  1. Abbreviations: CAD: coronary artery disease, LV: left ventricle, ED: erectile dysfunction