Table 3

Endothelial function and Short Form (36) Health (SF-36) survey results, by microvascular function

VariableNormal microvascular
endothelial function
(n=199)
Microvascular
endothelial dysfunction
(n=258)
P value
% change CBF (ACh)132.9±80.0−12.0±35.7<0.001
% change CAD (ACh)−3.8±15.2−25.7±20.5<0.001
% change CAD ≤−20%, n (%)32 (16)149 (58)<0.001
Coronary flow reserve2.93±0.742.76±0.670.01
Months from study to survey, mean±Standard Deviation85.5±55.482.7±48.20.27
SF-36 Std. Physical component score, mean±SD37.0±19.538.7±17.70.33
SF-36 Std. Mental component score, mean±SD40.1±20.143.9±18.10.04
Physical functioning, age-adjusted and sex-adjusted, mean±SD39.5±20.441.9±18.30.19
Role physical, age-adjusted and sex-adjusted, mean±SD37.0±19.439.2±17.60.20
Body pain, age-adjusted and sex-adjusted, mean±SD37.6±18.239.3±16.70.28
General health, age-adjusted and sex-adjusted, mean±SD37.8±19.640.2±17.70.16
Vitality, age-adjusted and sex-adjusted, mean±SD36.0±17.939.1±17.00.05
Social function, age-adjusted and sex-adjusted, mean±SD39.3±2042.2±18.30.11
Role emotional, age-adjusted and sex-adjusted, mean±SD40.4±20.043.6±18.50.07
Mental health, age-adjusted and sex-adjusted, mean±SD40.7±20.044.2±17.70.04
  • ACh, acetylcholine; CAD, coronary artery disease.