Table 1

Patient characteristics at the time of inclusion (n=400)

Age, years66.2 (10.5)
Sex, % women44.8
Smoking status
 Never smoker35.3
 Ex smoker52.9
 Current smoker11.8
Body Mass Index, kg/m228.4 (4.6)
Dyslipidaemia, %38.3
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg138.8 (17.4)
Diastolic blood pressure, mm Hg80.0 (9.1)
Resting heart rate, bpm69.4 (11.7)
Known CAD at time of referral, %34.1
Referred by, %
 Cardiology unit33.0
 Internal medicine unit14.8
 General practitioner21.5
Main indications for ischaemia evaluation (any of), %
 Chest discomfort72.3
 Guidance for PCI2.8
 Heart failure evaluation2.3
 Resting or exercise ECG suspect of ischaemia23.8
 Arrhythmia evaluation5.5
 Other indication9.3
 Myocardial perfusion imaging protocol
 Pharmacological provocation69.2
  • Displayed as mean (SD) unless otherwise specified.

  • CAD, coronary artery disease; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention.