Table 2 Clinical characteristics and risk factors of a sporting couple, who were active in sport since their youth, presenting for a check up examination after a son died suddenly at the age of 22 years preparing for an athletic competition
HusbandWife
Age (years)6054
Height (cm)171163
Weight (kg)6956
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)206 (5.3 mmol/l)362 (9.4 mmol/l)
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl)111 (2.9 mmol/l)206 (5.3 mmol/l)
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)60 (1.6 mmol/l)103 (2.7 mmol/l)
Fasting triglyceride (mg/dl)77 (0.87 mmol/l)79 (0.89 mmol/l)
Family historyYesNo
Diabetes mellitusNoNo
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)162117
SmokingNoNo
NCEP ATP III (%)131
PROCAM score (%)73
ESC SCORE for Germany (%)51
Agatston score6380
Centile distribution>90th<25th
  • ESC, European Society of Cardiology; NCEP ATP III, Third National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Program; PROCAM, Prospective Cardiovascular M√ľnster; SCORE, Systemic Coronary Risk Evaluation.

  • For the Framingham, PROCAM and ESC SCORE the 10 year risk for hard events is listed.