Table 3:

General plaque characteristics of noncomplicated versus complicated AHA-LT6 by MRI

AHA-LT6OthersP Value
Maximum wall thickness5.3 ± 0.43.9 ± 0.3(<.001)
Maximum soft plaque thickness4.7 ± 0.52.2 ± 0.3(<.001)
Maximum hard plaque thickness2.5 ± 0.52.7 ± 0.3(.24)
Minimum density18 ± 921 ± 9(.36)
Maximum density143 ± 18162 ± 24(.16)
Mean density60 ± 1272 ± 12(.12)
NASCET percentage stenosis46.3% ± 10.6%20.5% ± 6.0%(<.001)
Presence of ulcer15.8% ± 19.5%34.8% ± 7.8%(.02)
  • Note:—Thickness is given in millimeters; density in Hounsfield Units ±CI.