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Table 1 Clinical and echocardiographic characteristics from whom explanted ischemic hearts were obtained

From: Low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 expression correlates with cholesteryl ester accumulation in the myocardium of ischemic cardiomyopathy patients

  ICM (n = 18)
Age (years) 54.53 ± 2.67
Gender male (%) 93 %
Prior hypertension (%) 46
Diabetes mellitus (%) 27
Obesity (%) 20
Total cholesterol (nmol/L) 3.90 ± 0.28
Perfusion abnormalities* (%) 67 %
Ejection fraction (%) 25.86 ± 1.80
Intraventricular septum in diastole (mm) 11.08 ± 0.47
Left ventricular posterior wall in diastole (mm) 9.67 ± 0.62
Left ventricular end-diastolic diameter (mm) 67.00 ± 2.45
Left ventricular end-systolic diameter (mm) 58.50 ± 3.94
Diuretics 90
Angiotensin-converting enzymes inhibitors 87
β-blockers 50
Aldosterone antagonist 70
Digoxin 49
Statins 80
  1. ICM, ischemic cardiomyopahhy; *the patients with perfusion abnormalities were considered those subjected to coronary interventions (i.e. by-pass, angioplasty, stents and others).