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Table 2 Patients’ demographics and cardiovascular risk factors

From: Aortic atheroma as a source of stroke – assessment of embolization risk using 3D CMR in stroke patients and controls

Characteristics of patients Stroke patients n = 40 Controls n = 60 p-value
Age, years (±SD) 68.7 (±9.7) 68.2 (±9.1) 0.78
Female, n (%) 27 (67.5) 39 (65.0) 0.80
Hypertension, n (%) 26 (65.0) 43 (71.7) 0.48
Hyperlipidemia, n (%) 20 (50.0) 21 (35.0) 0.14
Diabetes, n (%) 8 (20.0) 7 (11.7) 0.25
Smokers, n (%) 13 (32.5) 21 (35.0) 0.80
BMI, 1 (±SD) 27.1 (4.2) 26.5 (3.7) 0.44
Previous stroke/TIA, n (%) 12 (30.0) 0 (0.0) -
Coronary heart disease, n (%) 6 (15.0) 8 (35.0) 0.81
Peripheral arterial disease, n (%) 2 (5.0) 1 (1.7) 0.34
Mean systolic BP, mmHg (±SD) 140.0 (±15.7) 138.2 (±13.8) 0.54
Mean diastolic BP, mmHg (±SD) 76.8 (±9.8) 79.2 (±9.3) 0.22
Heart rate, bpm (±SD) 64.2 (±10.3) 64.9 (±10.7) 0.74
  1. TIA transient ischemic attack, BP blood pressure SD standard deviation