Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of standard and rigorous BP control groups

ParameterStandard GroupRigorous GroupP Values
a Blood pressures were measured after a 2- to 4-week washout period without hypertensive medications.
b To convert serum creatinine values to micromoles per liter, multiply by 88.4.
Age (yr)4083442841NS
Left ventricular mass index (g/m2)15627341612441NS
Systolic BP (mmHg)a14217341431541NS
Diastolic BP (mmHg)a961134951141NS
Mean arterial pressure (mmHg)a11112341111241NS
Hematocrit (%)42.54.693442.34.3041NS
Serum creatinine (mg/dl)b1.40.51341.30.4741NS
Creatinine clearance (ml/min per 1.73 m2)822834842941NS