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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of male patients with myocardial infarction in groups with different serum levels of LL-37 (no. or mean ± SEM)

From: Cathelicidin-related antimicrobial peptide protects against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury

  LL-37 low level (n = 45) LL-37 high level (n = 35) P value
Age (years) 61.20 ± 2.38 59.34 ± 2.05 0.569
Male sex (no.) 45 35  
Weight (kg) 72.66 ± 1.69 74.60 ± 1.95 0.452
BMI 25.19 ± 0.52 25.61 ± 0.54 0.584
Heart rate (beats/min) 81 ± 2 80 ± 3 0.750
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 132.96 ± 3.35 122.97 ± 3.70 0.050
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 77.24 ± 1.73 74.09 ± 2.20 0.255
Killips (no.)
 I 32 26  
 II 7 4  
 III 2 0  
 IV 4 5  
Troponin I (ng/mL) 54.98 ± 4.28 43.19 ± 5.99 0.104
Myoglobin (ng/mL) 680.64 ± 133.15 463.80 ± 128.73 0.255
CK-MB (ng/mL) 200.60 ± 14.79 121.52 ± 18.19 0.001
INR 1.07 ± 0.04 1.03 ± 0.03 0.413
D-dimer (mg/L) 0.84 ± 0.28 0.78 ± 0.23 0.867
Neutrophils (%) 77.19 ± 1.27 72.95 ± 2.11 0.091
C-reactive protein (mg/L) 19.76 ± 4.17 26.95 ± 7.90 0.424
  1. BMI body mass index, CK-MB creatine kinase isoenzyme, INR international normalized ratio