TABLE 1

Patient's preoperative clinical characteristics

Values are numbers of patients (n and percentage of total, respectively) with selected clinical characteristics, except for age (mean ± S.E.M.). All patients were in sinus rhythm on the day of surgery.




n

%
Patients 11
    Male/female 7/4 64/36
    Age 62 ± 3
Surgery
    CABG 10 91
    CABG + AVR 1 9
Drugs
    β-Adrenoceptor antagonist 11 100
    Ca2+ channel blocker 4 36
    ACE inhibitor 9 82
    Nitrate 6 55
    Diuretic 4 36
    Lipid-lowering 11 100
Symptoms
    Angina 11 100
    Hypertension 4 36
    Hyperlipidaemia 10 91
Previous History
    MI 7 64
    Diabetes 2 18
LV Function
    Normal 6 55
    Mild-moderate 5 45
    Severe
0
0
  • CABG, coronary artery bypass graft surgery; AVR, aortic valve replacement; ACE, angiotensin-converting enzyme; MI, myocardial infarction; LV, left ventricular.