Table 2

Erosion and rupture in plaques with acute thrombosis: distribution of patients, clinical data, and pathological findings

Plaque erosion
(n = 74)
Plaque rupture
(n = 217)
p Value
Male/female34/40150/670.0004
Age (mean (SD)) (years)70 (9) 68 (11)NS
AMI site
 Anterolateral49 (66.2)119 (54.8)NS
 Lateral 3 (4.1) 22 (10.1)NS
 Posterior22 (29.7) 76 (35.1)NS
Heart rupture17 (22.9) 27 (12.4)NS
Non-Q wave AMI (thrombi 11/15) 1 (1.3) 10 (4.6)NS
Scars21 (28.4) 74 (34.1)NS
Multiple thrombi11 (14.9) 18 (8.3)NS
  • Values are n (%) except where stated.

  • AMI, acute myocardial infarction.