Comparison of Age, Body Mass Index, and Frequency of Systemic Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus in Patients Having Coronary Angioplasty in 1996 Versus in 2006
Coronary Artery Disease
The data submitted to the New York State Department of Health Coronary Angioplasty Reporting System Database on coronary angioplasties performed at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College from 1996 to 2005 were analyzed. Compared with 1996, during 2005, more coronary angioplasties were performed (1,624 vs 1,122), and the patients were older (mean age 64.5 vs 61.0 years, p <0.001), weighed more (84.2 vs 82.0 kg, p <0.001), had a higher mean body mass index (28.8 vs 28.3 kg/m(2), p <0.001), and had a higher prevalence of diabetes mellitus (27% vs 17%, p <0.001). The prevalence of systemic hypertension was significantly higher in 2005 (76%) than in 1996 (54%) (p <0.001). In conclusion, in 2005 compared with 1996, patients who underwent coronary angioplasty at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College were older, had higher body mass indexes, and had higher prevalences of diabetes mellitus and systemic hypertension.