Table 2

MSCT Characteristics of the Study Population and Comparison Between Patients With and Without Events

All Patients (n = 100)Patients With Events (n = 26)Patients Without Events (n = 74)
Total Agatston score,median (25th to 75th percentile)147 (0–383)311 (122–552)62 (0–309)
Coronary plaques on MSCT,n (%)80 (80%)26 (100%)54 (73%)
Obstructive CAD,n (%)32 (32%)20 (77%)12 (16%)
Obstructive CAD in LM/LAD,n (%)23 (23%)18 (69%)5 (7%)
Segments with plaques,median (25th to 75th percentile)3 (1–5)5 (4–7)2 (0–5)
Segments with obstructive plaques,median (25th to 75th percentile)0 (0–1)1.5 (0.8–3)0
Segments with noncalcified plaques, median (25th to 75th percentile)0 (0–1)0 (0–1)0 (0–1)
Segments with mixed plaques,median (25th to 75th percentile)0 (0–2)2 (0.8–3.3)0 (0–2)
Segments with calcified plaques,median (25th to 75th percentile)1 (0–3)2.5 (1–4)1 (0–3)

CAD = coronary artery disease; LAD = left anterior descending coronary artery; LM = left main coronary artery; MSCT = multislice computed tomography.

  • p < 0.05 between patients with and without events.