Table 3

Approximate Sizes of Necrotic Core in Fibroatheroma, Thin Cap Atheroma, and Acute Plaque Rupture

DimensionPlaque Type
Fibrous Cap Atheroma (n = 17)Thin Cap Fibroatheroma (n = 10)Acute Plaque Rupture (n = 15)
Mean length, mm (range)6 (1–18)8 (2–17)9 (2.5–22)
Necrotic core area, mm21.2 ± 2.21.7 ± 1.13.8 ± 5.5
Necrotic core, %15 ± 2023 ± 1734 ± 17

Reprinted, with permission, from Burke et al. (11).