Table 2

Aortic valve imaging parameters

High Lp(a) (n=26)Low Lp(a) (n=26)P value
Aortic valve calcium score (AU)1388 (450–2424)1173 (927–1628)0.839*
Aortic valve TBRmax3.02±1.263.05±0.960.902†
Aortic valve TBRmean1.84±0.421.86±0.490.863†
Aortic valve SUVmax3.29±1.383.10±0.790.553†
Aortic valve SUVmean1.87±0.402.00±0.640.399†
Aortic valve microcalcification activity8.30±3.586.96±2.680.144†
Right atrium SUVmean1.08±0.321.04±0.240.640†
  • Data are presented as mean±SD or median (IQR).

  • *Hypothesis tested by Mann-Whitney U test.

  • †Hypothesis tested by t-test.

  • AU, Agatston units; Lp(a), lipoprotein(a); SUVmax, maximum standardised uptake value; SUVmean, mean standardised uptake value; TBRmax, maximum target to background ratio; TBRmean, mean target to background ratio.