Table 3

Optical coherence tomography findings

VariableCulprit lesions in UAPp ValueNon-culprit lesions in UAPp ValueLesions with SAPp Value
NV (n=32)No NV (n=60)NV (n=70)No NV (n=133)NV (n=17)No NV (n=44)
TCFA, n (%)26 (81)28 (47)0.00227 (39)56 (42)0.627 (41)19 (43)0.90
Fibrous cap thickness, μm56±2075±30<0.00190±4497±610.3683±3693±610.48
Lipid core arc°254±66222±650.02186±68178±640.13204±62211±610.82
Lipid core length, mm13±510±60.0079±68±40.1110±49±60.51
Calcification, n (%)11 (34)22 (37)0.8329 (41)41 (31)0.247 (41)13 (30)0.50
Disruption, n (%)18 (56)31 (52)0.676 (9)8 (6)0.511 (6)4 (9)0.76
Thrombus, n (%)16 (50)36 (60)0.365 (7)9 (7)0.953 (18)3 (7)0.17
  • Data are presented as mean ± SD, n (%).

  • NV, neovascularisation; SAP, stable angina pectoris; TCFA, thin cap fibroatheroma; UAP, unstable angina pectoris.