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Table 5 Carotid ultrasound findings of the patients

From: Carotid plaque rather than intima-media thickness as a predictor of recurrent vascular events in patients with acute ischemic stroke

  VE (n = 142) No VE (n = 337) P value
Plaque, CCA (%) 17 (11.9) 22 (6.5) 0.038
Plaque, bulb (%) 50 (35.2) 91 (27.0) 0.046
Plaque, ICA (%) 22 (15.4) 32 (9.5) 0.044
Plaque, any site (%) 66 (46.5) 114 (33.8) 0.006
Maximal plaque size (mm) 2.4 ± 0.6 2.5 ± 0.9 0.729
Types of plaque    
 Soft (%) 31 (21.8) 57 (16.9) 0.121
 Calcified (%) 10 (7.0) 13 (3.9) 0.098
 Mixed (%) 25 (17.6) 44 (13.1) 0.454
RCCA IMT(mm) 0.82 ± 0.23 0.78 ± 0.22 0.061
LCCA IMT (mm) 0.86 ± 0.23 0.81 ± 0.22 0.043
Mean CCA IMT (mm) 0.84 ± 0.21 0.79 ± 0.20 0.022
RCCA PSV(cm/s) 47.9 ± 22.3 49.9 ± 22.3 0.373
LCCA PSV (cm/s) 51.4 ± 25.7 52.8 ± 25.3 0.609
RCCA EDV (cm/s) 13.4 ± 6.7 14.5 ± 7.5 0.958
LCCA EDV (cm/s) 13.6 ± 7.7 15.6 ± 8.1 0.124
ICA stenosis >50% (%) 9 (6.3) 11 (3.2) 0.102
Carotid revascularization (%) 2 (1.4) 2 (0.6) 0.343
  1. RCCA right common carotid artery, LCCA left common carotid artery, ICA internal carotid artery, Rt right, Lt left, CA carotid artery, IMT intima-media thickness, PSV peak systolic velocity, EDV end diastolic velocity