Table 1

 Proportion of immunoreactive areas in thrombi and disrupted plaques

Ruptured plaquesEroded plaquesp Value
Data are mean (SD).
*p<0.01 v fibrin on rupture; †p<0.07 v fibrin on erosion.
Thrombus
    Fibrin (%)74 (19)51 (6)0.03
    Platelets (%)35 (20)*70 (21)†0.01
Plaque
    Tissue factor (%)22 (6)2 (1)0.002
    C reactive protein (%)15 (5)2 (1)0.007