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Table 1 Patients’ clinical and demographic data

From: Relationships between epicardial adipose tissue thickness and adipo-fibrokine indicator profiles post-myocardial infarction

Parameter Patients without visceral obesity, n = 29 Patients with visceral obesity, n = 59 p value
Age, years, mean (range) 56.0 (51.5–63.5) 58.50 (53.0–63.0) 0.710
Male gender, n (%) 20 (68.9) 45 (76.2) 0.613
BMI, kg/m2, mean (range) 25.9 (18.3–38.4) 28.7 (171–39.1) 0.005
Abdominal obesity area, cm2, mean (range) 357 (253–623) 541 (381–725) 0.00
VAT, cm2, mean (range) 108 (64–124) 197 (145–301) 0.00
SAT, cm2, mean (range) 253 (159–498) 316 (201–501) 0.00
VAT/SAT, mean (range) 0.42 (0.24–0.40) 0.62 (0.60–0.72) 0.00
Documented arterial hypertension, n (%) 19 (65.5) 40 (67.7) 0.109
Smoking, n (%) 16 (55.1) 29 (49.1) 0.207
Family history of CAD, n (%) 1 (3.4) 2 (3.4) 0.644
Hypercholesterolemia, n (%) 5 (17.2) 16 (27.1) 0.02
Clinical signs and symptoms of angina before MI, n (%) 21 (72.4) 40 (67.7) 0.023
Chronic heart failure before MI, n (%) 24 (82.7) 47 (79.7) 0.02
Prior MI, n (%) 0 3 (5.0)  
Documented diabetes mellitus, n (%) 1 (3.4) 10 (16.9) 0.006
Type of acute coronary syndrome
 Q-wave MI, with ST-segment elevation, n (%) 2 (6.9) 3 (5.0) 0.125
 Non-Q-wave MI, with ST-segment elevation, n (%) 27 (93.1) 56 (95.0) 0.18
Acute heart failure (Killip classification)
 Class I, n (%) 22 (75.8) 52 (88.1) 0.541
 Class II, n (%) 2 (6.8) 8 (13.5) 0.035
 Class III, n (%) 1 (3.4) 0
 Class IV, n (%) 0 0
  1. BMI body mass index, VAT visceral adipose tissue, SAT subcutaneous adipose tissue, CAD coronary artery disease, MI myocardial infarction