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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Carotid geometry is an independent predictor of wall thickness – a 3D cardiovascular magnetic resonance study in patients with high cardiovascular risk

Characteristics N = 121
Age (years) 70.1 (±8.6)
Female sex - n (%) 38 (31.4)
Body mass index (kg/m2) 26.6 (±8.6)
Hypertension - n (%) 121 (100.0)
Diabetes mellitus - n (%) 39 (32.2)
Peripheral arterial disease - n (%) 14 (11.6)
Smoking habit - n (%) 32 (26.4)
Stroke/Transient ischemic attack - n (%) 21 (17.4)
Coronary heart disease - n (%) 31 (25.6)
Hypercholesterinemia - n (%) 84 (69.4)
Heart rate (beats/minute) 67.7 (±11.4)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 145.8 (±16.6)
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 80.7 (±10.9)
HbA1c (mmol/l) 42.4 (±13.4)
LDL-cholesterol (mg/dl) 120.2 (± 51.8)
ICA stenosis ≥ 10% to ≤ 50% n (%) 45 (37.2)
  1. TIA transient ischemic attack, HbA1c hemoglobin A1c ICA internal carotid artery, LDL low density lipoprotein