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Table 6 Changes in US measurements for subjects with improved and unchanged TC/HDL

From: One, two and three-dimensional ultrasound measurements of carotid atherosclerosis before and after cardiac rehabilitation: preliminary results of a randomized controlled trial

Ultrasound measurements Improved TC/HDL Not improved TC/HDL p
n Mean (SD) n Mean (SD)  
∆IMT (mm) 23 0.001 (0.110) 12 0.065 (0.051) 0.28
∆TPA (cm2) 22 0 (0.25) 13 0 (0.33) 0.87
∆TPV (mm3) 20 1 (18) 11 -1(12) 1.00
∆VWV (mm3) 19 -9 (67) 9 37 (73) 1.00
  1. BL = baseline; FU = follow-up; IMT = intima-media thickness; TPA = total plaque area; TPV = total plaque volume; VWV = vessel wall volume; TC = total cholesterol; HDL = high density lipoprotein; ∆, Delta = FU-BL.