Table 1

Baseline subject characteristics

Characteristicsn/N (%)
Age: mean±SD (N) (median)52.4±10.9 (63) (53)
Gender (female)52/63 (82.5%)
Modified Rankin Scale
 052/63 (82.5%)
 16/63 (9.5%)
 25/63 (7.9%)
 31/63 (1.6%)
Arrhythmia/atrial fibrillation2/61 (3.3%)
Cardiovascular disease5/63 (7.9%)
Connective tissue disorder1/62 (1.6%)
Diabetes – All4/63 (6.3%)
 Insulin dependent1/4 (25%)
 Controlled w/oral medication3/4 (75%)
 Controlled w/diet1/4 (25%)
Hyperlipidaemia requiring medication12/63 (19.0%)
Peripheral vascular disease1/63 (1.6%)
Hypertension requiring medication22/63 (34.9%)
History of smoking35/63 (55.6%)
Stroke – all7/63 (11.1%)
Ischaemic stroke6/63 (9.5%)
Intracranial haemorrhage0/63 (0%)
Subarachnoid haemorrhage1/63 (1.6%)
Head trauma3/62 (4.8%)
Hydrocephalus2/63 (3.2%)
Seizure1/63 (1.6%)