TABLE 3

Cardiovascular characteristics of patients with or without transient or persistent cardiac troponin isoform I (cTnI) elevations

ParametercTnI− (n = 51)cTnI+ (n = 16)P (cTnI− vs. cTnI+)
LVEF (%):
T061 (60–65)60 (60–65)0.608
T161 (60–65)60 (60–65)0.445
P (T0 - T1)0.8930.722
SBP (mm Hg):
T0120 (110–130)120 (120–124)0.818
T1120 (110–130)120 (115–128)0.855
P (T0 - T1)0.9570.928
DBP (mm Hg):
T080 (70–80)80 (70–80)0.974
T180 (70–80)80 (70–85)0.514
P (T0 - T1)0.4980.471
BMI (kg/m2):
T024 (22–25)23 (21–25)0.157
T125 (22–28)24 (20–26)0.108
P (T0 - T1)0.1220.608
Diastolic dysfunctiona17 (33%)9 (56%)<0.001
  • BMI, body mass index; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; LVEF, left ventricular ejection fraction; SBP, systolic blood pressure.

  • cTnI− or cTnI+ denotes the absence or presence of cTnI elevations.

  • Values are medians with interquartile ranges or absolute numbers with percentages. Differences were analyzed by two-tailed Mann-Whitney test, Wilcoxon matched pair test, or Fisher’s exact test as appropriate.

  • a Defined as impaired relaxation at echocardiography or BNP persistent elevations.