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Table 1 Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with high-apical and low-body plaques

From: Atherosclerotic plaque locations may be related to different ischemic lesion patterns

Variables High-apical type (n = 31) Low-body type (n = 62) P value
Age, y 72.7 ± 6.8 71.7 ± 9.0 0.588
Male sex 23 (74.2) 52 (83.9) 0.265
Hypertension 25 (80.6) 48 (77.4) 0.721
Diabetes mellitus 12 (38.7) 21 (33.9) 0.646
Hyperlipidemia 15 (48.4) 45 (72.6) 0.022
Smoking 17 (54.8) 36 (58.1) 0.767
History of stroke or TIA 11 (35.5) 15 (24.2) 0.253
Previous medication
 Antiplatelet 12 (38.7) 30 (48.4) 0.377
 Statin 9 (29.0) 25 (40.3) 0.287
Laboratory findings
 WBC, per mm2 9144.2 ± 5383.2 8514.7 ± 2669.0 0.452
 Hematocrit 38.8 ± 6.2 40.6 ± 4.9 0.119
 Platelet, × 103/mm2 264.0 ± 115.2 236.8 ± 65.8 0.152
 Glucose, mg/dL 124.9 ± 36.8 137.3 ± 53.6 0.262
 Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) 6.3 ± 1.1 6.5 ± 1.4 0.610
 Total cholesterol, mg/dL 159.5 ± 55.9 170.7 ± 51.4 0.341
 HDL cholesterol, mg/dL 37.7 ± 8.8 40.7 ± 11.4 0.202
 Triglyceride, mg/dL 132.6 ± 80.1 146.3 ± 104.4 0.523
 LDL cholesterol, mg/dL 106.4 ± 41.7 108.8 ± 39.9 0.785
 BUN, mg/dL 17.0 ± 6.0 18.6 ± 7.4 0.303
 Creatinine, mg/dL 0.9 ± 0.3 1.0 ± 0.7 0.679
 CRP, mg/dL 1.2 ± 3.9 0.7 ± 2.1 0.393
  1. Values are expressed as number (%), mean ± standard deviation, or median [interquartile range].
  2. Abbreviations: BUN blood urea nitrogen, CRP C-reactive protein, HDL high-density lipoprotein, LDL low-density lipoprotein, TIA transient ischemic attack, WBC white blood cell