Table 2

Differences in plaque composition between lesions with significant and non-significant stenosis

Significant stenosis (n = 43)Non-significant stenosis (n = 184)p Value
Plaque burden (%)67 (11)53 (12)<0.05
Minimal lumen area (mm2)4.6 (3.8–6.8)7.3 (5.4–10.5)<0.05
% Fibrotic51 (10)53 (13)0.62
% Fibro-fatty21 (9–33)18 (10–29)0.42
% Necrotic core15 (8)15 (9)0.95
% Dense calcium8 (3–15)9 (3–15)0.77