Table 1. Baseline characteristics of the 431 participants by presence of chronic renal insufficiency

VariableCreatinine ClearanceP Value
≥60 ml/min (n = 334)<60 ml/min (n = 97)
CHF, congestive heart failure; CABG, coronary artery bypass surgery; LV, left ventricular; CRP, C-reactive protein; ACE, angiotensin-converting enzyme; ARB, angiotensin receptor blocker.
Age67 ± 10.472 ± 9.2<0.001
Male90%92%0.57
Race
    white61%63%0.71
    black13%12%0.90
    other26%25%0.75
Medical history
    hypertension65%75%0.07
    diabetes20%26%0.23
    CHF15%22%0.09
    myocardial infarction54%70%0.01
    angioplasty44%51%0.27
    CABG41%53%0.03
    angina61%68%0.19
    current smoker16%14%0.67
LV ejection fraction0.63 ± 0.100.59 ± 0.11<0.01
LV mass185 ± 55198 ± 640.04
Body mass index28 ± 427 ± 40.02
Serum measurements
    total cholesterol178 ± 41172 ± 390.15
    LDL103 ± 32100 ± 300.48
    HDL47 ± 1446 ± 160.60
    triglycerides154 ± 175124 ± 600.10
    hematocrit41 ± 439 ± 4<0.01
    albumin4.0 ± 0.33.8 ± 0.4<0.01
    CRP levels (median)1.42.30.04
    high CRP (>0.38 mg/dl)19%29%0.14
Medications
    ACE inhibitor or ARB29%31%0.76
    statin40%54%0.01
    aspirin85%75%0.03
    β blocker55%57%0.74