Table 1

Clinical characteristics of the patients with (group A) and without (group B) plaque rupture

Group AGroup Bp Value
Patients (n)31108
Sex (male)27 (87%)92 (85%)NS
Age (years) (mean (SD))55.0 (8.5)57.7 (9.3)NS
Hypertension19 (61%)49 (45%)NS
Diabetes7 (23%)25 (23%)NS
Nicotin21 (68%)62 (57%)NS
Hypercholesterolaemia1-150 23 (74%)49 (45%)<0.05
Family history11 (35%)44 (41%)NS
Obesity10 (32%)38 (35%)NS
Symptoms (UAP)23 (74%)19 (18%)<0.001
  • 1-150 Total cholesterol >5.2 mmol/l.

  • CABG, coronary artery bypass graft; LAD, left anterior descending, LCX, left circumflex, LMCA, left main coronary artery; UAP, unstable angina pectoris.