Table 2.

Hemodynamic and biochemical parameters of patients with and without cardiac VC

Parameter VC (n = 44) No VC (n = 93) P Value
a Continuous data expressed as mean (SD) unless specified otherwise.
bExpressed as median (interquartile range).
Systolic BP (mmHg) 148 (18) 145 (16) 0.226
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 81 (9) 82 (10) 0.467
No. of antihypertensives 1.68 (1.09) 1.48 (1.07) 0.317
Hemoglobin (gm/dl) 9.1 (1.3) 9.5 (1.6) 0.123
Hematocrit (%) 27 (4) 28 (5) 0.595
N (%) on erythropoietin 21 (48) 39 (42) 0.582
Calcium (mmol/L) 2.64 (0.19) 2.57 (0.17) 0.022
Phosphate (mmol/L) 1.89 (0.52) 1.64 (0.41) 0.003
Calcium × phosphate product 5.01 (1.46) 4.24 (1.11) 0.003
Alkaline phosphatase (mmol/L)b 149 (113, 274) 111 (83, 163) 0.001
Parathyroid hormone (pmol/L)b 83 (40, 145) 38 (16, 71) 0.001
N (%) with parathyroidectomy 6 (14) 3 (3) 0.031
N (%) receiving vitamin D 22 (50) 36 (39) 0.267
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.28 (1.36) 5.59 (1.16) 0.177
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.11 (0.33) 1.18 (0.44) 0.387
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.22 (1.00) 3.52 (0.97) 0.100
Triglyceride (mmol/L)b 1.75 (1.05, 2.80) 1.79 (1.19, 2.53) 0.623
N (%) on lipid-lowering therapy 6 (14) 15 (16) 0.803