Table 1

 Summary of clinical characteristics of the 120 patients (74 female, 46 male) in the initial study

ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme.
*Random cholesterol measurements >5 mmol/l.
Age, mean (range)63 (35–81)
Breathlessness and/or chest pain on exertion (%)17 (14)
Random cholesterol measurements >5 mmol/l
    No (%)25 (21)*
    Range (mmol/l)5.1–8.1
Stain usage in the hypercholesterolaemic group*, No (%)2/25 (8)
Receiving aspirin and/or ACE inhibitors, No (%)5 (4)