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Table 2 (Comparison of Progressors and Regressors in Calcium Scores)

From: Outcome of coronary plaque burden: a 10-year follow-up of aggressive medical management

PARAMETERS Patients showing Progression of Calcium score Patients showing Regression of Calcium score
Age as a risk factor 53/70 subjects (= 75.7%) 19/23 subjects (= 82.6%)
Positive Family History 28/70 subjects (= 40%) 10/23 subjects (= 43.5%)
Hypertension 37/70 subjects (= 52.9%) 13/23 subjects (= 56.5%)
Low HDL 23/70 subjects (= 32.9%) 9/23 subjects (= 39.1%)
Smoking 16/70 subjects (= 22.9%) 2/23 subjects (= 8.7%)
Diabetes mellitus 17/70 subjects (= 24.3%) 6/23 subjects (= 26.1%)
Unhealthy Diet 63/70 subjects (= 90%) 19/23 subjects(= 82.6%)
Lack of Exercise 13/70 subjects (= 18.6%) 8/23 subjects (= 34.8%)
Mental Stress 15/70 subjects (= 21.4%) 5/23 subjects (= 21.7%)
Lipid Lowering Treatment
(Maximum Daily Dosage)
Atorvastatin 120 mg Atorvastatin 180 mg
  Simvastatin 40 mg Simvastatin 60 mg
  Lovastatin 120 mg Lovastatin 80 mg
  Pravastatin 40 mg Pravastatin 40 mg
  Fluvastatin 20 mg Fluvastatin Absent
  Gemfibrozil 1,800 mg Gemfibrozil 900 mg
  Fenofibrate 300 mg Fenofibrate Absent
  Nicotinic Acid 200 mg Nicotinic Acid Absent
  Benfluorex 450 mg Benfluorex 900 mg
  Omega-3 Absent Omega-3 tab 1
  Sibutramine Absent Sibutramine 10 mg
  Cholestyramine 4 grams Cholestyramine 8 grams
  Ezetimibe 10 mg Ezetimibe 10 mg
Other Medications AB (Alpha Blockers) AB Absent
  ACEI (ACE Inhibitors) ACEI (ACE Inhibitors)
  AMIO (Amiodarone) AMIO Absent
  APR (Allopurinol) APR (Allopurinol)
  ARB (Angiotensin Receptor Blocker) ARB (Angiotensin Receptor Blocker)
  ASP (Aspirn) ASP (Aspirn)
  AZL Absent AZL (Alprazolam)
  BB (Beta Blockers) BB (Beta Blockers)
  CCB (Ca. Channel Blockers) CCB (Ca. Channel Blockers)
  CLP (Clopidogrel) CLP (Clopidogrel)
  DIG (Digoxin) DIG Absent
  DR (Diuretics) DR (Diuretics)
  GTN Absent GTN (Glyceryl Trinitrate)
  INS (Insulin) INS Absent
  ISD (Isosorbide Dinitrate) ISD Absent
  ISM (Isosorbide Mononitrate) ISM (Isosorbide Mononitrate)
  OH (Oral Hypoglycaemics) OH (Oral Hypoglycaemics)
  POE (Plant Oestrogens) POE (Plant Oestrogens)
  PPF Absent PPF (Propafenone)
  T3 (Triiodothyronine) T3 Absent
  T4 (Thyroxine) T4 (Thyroxine)
  TM (Trimetazidine) TM (Trimetazidine)
  WAR (Warfarin) WAR Absent