Table 1

Baseline Characteristics of the Study Population

Number of patients40
Gender (M/F)26/14
Age (yrs)57 ± 11
Risk factors for CAD
 Average body mass index (kg/m2)27 ± 3
 Diabetes mellitus6 (15%)
 Hypertension20 (50%)
 Hypercholesterolemia18 (45%)
 Family history of CAD17 (43%)
 Current smoking19 (48%)
History
 Previous PCI11 (28%)
 Previous MI10 (25%)
(Non)obstructive CAD as observed on CAG
 Nonobstructive CAD10 (25%)
 Single-vessel CAD12 (30%)
 Multiple-vessel CAD16 (40%)
 Average number of segments with significant stenoses1.6 ± 1.8
 Average number of segments with any atherosclerotic plaques5.6 ± 3.4

 CAD = coronary artery disease; CAG = conventional coronary angiography; MI = myocardial infarction; PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention.

  • In 2 patients, no coronary plaques could be demonstrated.