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Table 2 Comparison of plaque components between primary and restenotic plaques

From: Non-invasive imaging of carotid arterial restenosis using 3T cardiovascular magnetic resonance

  Restenotic plaque Primary plaque P value (Primary vs. Restenotic plaque)
All Early Late
(<4 years) (>4 years)
Fibrous cap * 8% 8% 8% 24% 0.25
Haemorrhage 8% 0% 15% 24% 0.25
Calcium 0% 0% 0% 8% 0.49
Lipid 24% 17% 31% 80% < 0.01
Fibrous tissue 20% 25% 15% 0% 0.05
Myointimal hyperplasia 44% 42% 46% 0% < 0.01
  1. * = No cases of fibrous cap rupture were seen.