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Table 4 Correlation of image based IMT and sequential IMT

From: Sequentially based analysis versus image based analysis of Intima Media Thickness in common carotid arteries studies - Do major IMT studies underestimate the true relations for cardio- and cerebrovascular risk?

  Image based IMT Sequential based IMT
ECG position Pearson Sig. Pearson Sig.
Framingham CHD risk level 0.49 0.01 0.81 <0.01
HDL (mg/dl) 0.43 0.02 0.74 <0.01
LDL (mg/dl) 0.43 0.02 0.73 <0.01
Cholesterol (mmol/l) 0.37 0.03 0.57 <0.01
RR systolic (mmHg) 0.45 0.02 0.68 <0.01
RR diastolic (mmHg) 0.45 0.02 0.67 <0.01
LDL:HDL (ratio) 0.47 0.01 0.71 <0.01
Age (years) 0.46 0.01 0.71 <0.01
Pack years 0.37 0.03 0.65 <0.01
  1. Correlation of image based IMT and sequential IMT compared to the risk factors of the subjects. Pearson = Pearson coefficient.