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Table 1 : Baseline clinical characteristics of the whole study group and patients with and without LV Thrombus (Group A and B; respectively)

From: Insights on the left ventricular thrombus in patients with ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy

Variables All patients (n = 76) Group A (n = 20) Group B (n = 56) P value
Mean age (years) 53 ± 11 49 55 0.2
Male (sex) 66 (86.8%) 18 48 1.0
Coronary disease risk factors     
Hypertension 32 6 26 0.3
Diabetes mellitus 35 8 27 0.54
Dyslipidemia 26 7 19 1.0
Smoker 39 13 26 0.2
  1. n = Number of patients; Group A = Patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and left ventricular apical thrombus; Group 2 = comprised of patients showing no thrombus; P value is significant if 0.05 or less using T-test for age difference and Easy Fisher Exact test for the rest