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Table 4 Prevalence of thromboembolic risk factors in patients with LASEC and those without

From: Left atrial spontaneous echo contrast occurring in patients with low CHADS2 or CHA2DS2-VASc scores

  CHADS2 group CHA2DS2-VASc group
Parameters LASEC absent
(n = 272)
LASEC present
(n = 77)
P LASEC absent (n = 180) LASEC present
(n = 41)
P
Congestive heart failure, n (%) 26 (10) 30 (39) < 0.001 13 (7) 15 (37) < 0.001
Hypertension, n (%) 104 (38) 27 (35) 0.61 57 (32) 9 (22) 0.21
Age 65–75 104 (37) 32 (40) 0.64 41 (22) 6 (14) 0.21
Age ≥ 75 years, n (%) 17 (6) 3 (4) 0.41 0 (0) 0 (0)
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 14 (5) 1 (1) 0.10 6 (3) 0 (0) 0.11
Stroke/TIA, n (%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Vascular disease, n (%) 5 (2) 4 (5) 0.13 0 (0) 0 (0)
Female, n (%) 67 (24) 26 (34) 0.12 28 (16) 11 (27) 0.10
  1. All abbreviations are as in Table 1