Table 9

Disease Burden in the Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome (n = 268)No Metabolic Syndrome (n = 386)p Value
Metabolic Syndrome vs. No Metabolic Syndrome (IVUS)
Percent atheroma volume38.2 (32.9–46.3)39.7 (31.7–46.2)0.89
Percent abnormal cross sections93.0 (72.4–100.0)92.1 (67.9–100.0)0.53
Normalized total atheroma volume (mm3, median segment length 36 mm)183.1 (130.9–239.1)168.6 (117.0–230.6)0.11
Percent area stenosis55.1 (42.0–64.5)57.3 (43.9–66.1)0.18
Metabolic Syndrome vs. No Metabolic Syndrome (QCA)
Minimum luminal diameter (mm)2.00 (1.65–2.39)1.96 (1.63–2.32)0.55
Percent area stenosis62.3 (49.2–73.1)63.1 (49.1–73.9)0.60

Abbreviations as in Table 4.

  • p value is based on univariate least-square regression analysis using rank-transformed IVUS or QCA parameters as the dependent variables. Results expressed as median (interquartile range).