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Table 4 Comparison of plaque component prevalence for the whole sample population.

From: Differences in carotid arterial morphology and composition between individuals with and without obstructive coronary artery disease: A cardiovascular magnetic resonance study

Characteristic CAD Cases (N = 97) Controls (N = 94) p-value
ICA    
Calcification, % 23.2 6.4 0.002
LRNC, % 16.8 9.6 0.20
Distal Bulb    
Calcification, % 32.0 11.7 <0.001
LRNC, % 29.9 12.8 0.004
Proximal Bulb    
Calcification, % 9.3 1.1 0.011
LRNC, % 12.4 5.4 0.13
Common    
Calcification, % 2.0 0.0 0.5
LRNC, % 3.1 0.0 0.2
  1. ICA = internal carotid artery; LRNC = lipid-rich necrotic core