Table 2

‚ÄÉRisk factors and types of disrupted plaques

Ruptured plaquesEroded plaquesp Value
Data are mean (SD) or number (%).
Age (years)70 (8)68 (10)>0.4
Men:women16:24:10.25
Hypercholesterolaemia1 (5%)1 (20%)0.14
Diabetes mellitus3 (16%)1 (20%)0.31
Hypertension4 (22%)2 (40%)0.22
Cigarette smoking1 (5%)1 (20%)0.14