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Table 1 Comparisons of patients’ characteristics between groups with acute coronary syndrome and stable angina pectoris

From: Comparison of carotid plaque tissue characteristics in patients with acute coronary syndrome or stable angina pectoris: assessment by iPlaque, transcutaneous carotid ultrasonography with integrated backscatter analysis

  Acute Coronary Syndrome Stable Angina Pectoris p value
(n = 26) (n = 38)
Age (yrs) 67 ± 12 69 ± 7 0.63
Men (%) 18 (69) 28 (74) 0.58
Hypertension (%) 17 (65) 31 (82) 0.18
Hypercholesterolemia (%) 22 (85) 30 (79) 0.53
Diabetes mellitus (%) 12 (46) 19 (50) 0.69
Smoking (%) 20 (77) 29 (79) 0.89
BMI (kg/m2) 24.0 ± 3.8 24.5 ± 3.3 0.64
LVEF (%) 58 ± 10 63 ± 11 0.10
LDL-C (mg/dl) 113 ± 36 94 ± 26 0.03
HDL-C (mg/dl) 48 ± 15 54 ± 14 0.13
TG (mg/dl) 159 ± 107 121 ± 87 0.15
oxidized LDL (mg/dl) 139 ± 50 106 ± 28 0.005
eGFR (ml/min) 73 ± 22 746 ± 18 0.672
hs CRP (mg/l) 0.92 ± 1.89 0.14 ± 0.21 0.061
TG (mg/dl) 159 ± 107 121 ± 87 0.145
  1. BMI body mass index, LVEF left ventricular ejection fraction, LDL-C low-densityllipoprotein cholesterol, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, TG triglyceride, hs CRP high sensitive C reactive protein