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Table 2 Lipid and high sensitivity C-reactive protein values

From: Carotid plaque regression following 6-month statin therapy assessed by 3T cardiovascular magnetic resonance: comparison with ultrasound intima media thickness

Group Laboratory Value Baseline 6-months p-value
Overall Total cholesterol 161 ± 7 146 ± 5 0.04
  LDL 86 ± 6 74 ± 4 0.046
  HDL 44 ± 2 44 ± 2 NS
  Triglyceride 149 ± 17 138 ± 13 NS
  hsCRP 2.2 ± 0.5 2 ± 0.4 NS
Statin Increase Total cholesterol 175 ± 10 142 ± 6 0.002
  LDL 96 ± 8 73 ± 7 0.014
  HDL 42 ± 2 44 ± 2 NS
  Triglyceride 161 ± 22 123 ± 10 NS
  hsCRP 2.3 ± 0.7 1.8 ± 0.5 NS
Statin Maintain Total cholesterol 146 ± 8 129 ± 8 NS
  LDL 77 ± 9 62 ± 6 NS
  HDL 45 ± 4 43 ± 3 NS
  Triglyceride 136 ± 27 120 ± 24 NS
  hsCRP 2.2 ± 0.8 2.3 ± 0.8 NS
  1. HDL-high density lipoprotein cholesterol, hsCRP-high sensitivity C-reactive protein, LDL-low density lipoprotein cholesterol