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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Association of mitral annulus calcification, aortic valve calcification with carotid intima media thickness

  Score 1 Score 2 Score 3 Score 4 Score 5 All pts ANOVA p
N° of pts 24 19 20 18 21 102  
Age yrs 68.4 ± 11.6 65.9 ± 9.8 68.4 ± 4.7 69.3 ± 4.8 65.3 ± 6.8 67.4 ± 7.5 .25
BMI Kg/m2 27.8 ± 5.1 29.7 ± 5.9 29.5 ± 7.8 28.4 ± 4.8 29.6 ± 4.9 29 ± 5.6 .76
Male Sex % 33 30 38 37 48 37 .31
Current Smoker % 33 21 17 32 35 27 .21
CAD Family history % 36 36 23 48 43 37 .42
Diabetes % 10 11 15 19 17 14 .18
SBP mmHg 142.5 ± 12.9 144.6 ± 11.4 140.5 ± 17.5 142.5 ± 16.3 149.1 ± 18.0 143.8 ± 15.2 .07
DBP mmHg 83.8 ± 8.2 84.6 ± 9.7 83.1 ± 10 82.8 ± 9.8 83.1 ± 9.3 83.4 ± 9.4 .29
PP mmHg 58.7 ± 10.4 60 ± 13.8 57.4 ± 11.5 59.7 ± 13.9 66 ± 17.8 60.3 ± 13.5 .03
Total Chol mg/dl 214.6 ± 42.4 204.9 ± 32.7 216.3 ± 40.6 218.3 ± 36.1 209.9 ± 36.4 212.4 ± 37.6 .62
HDL Chol mg/dl 48.4 ± 9.4 48.2 ± 10.7 52.2 ± 13.5 48.7 ± 11.3 46.7 ± 12.0 48.8 ± 11.3 .47
LDL Chol mg/dl 136.4 ± 33.7 126.9 ± 32.6 139.0 ± 37.8 140.1 ± 38.2 130.3 ± 35.9 134.5 ± 35.6 .52
TGC mg/dl 148.6 ± 56.8 149.3 ± 85.5 125.3 ± 49.1 147.3 ± 35.8 164.8 ± 49.7 147.6 ± 55.3 .19
Fasting blood Glucose mg/dl 98.9 ± 29.7 117.1 ± 45.4 113.1 ± 40.6 103.1 ± 21.9 98.0 ± 20.5 106 ± 31.6 .11
Fibrinogen mg/dl 302.1 ± 59.4 302.1 ± 56.4 325.5 ± 103.8 305.7 ± 57.4 323.0 ± 88.9 311.8 ± 73.1 .61
  1. Pts: patients, BMI: body mass index, CAD: coronary artery disease, SBB: systolic blood pressure, DBP: diastolic blood pressure, PP: pulse pressure, Total Chol: total cholesterol, TGC: triglycerides.