Skip to main content

Table 1 Demographic variables, conventional risk factors, and echocardiographic data

From: Cardiac computed tomography in patients with symptomatic new-onset atrial fibrillation, rule-out acute coronary syndrome, but with intermediate pretest probability for coronary artery disease admitted to a chest pain unit

  All patients
(n = 73)
Agatston score > 50th percentile
(n = 22 of 44)
0
(n = 18)
> 0
(n = 55)
p value
Demographics
 Age 71 (62–78) 62 (57–69) 74 (66–79) 0.001 65 (59–69)
 Female 43 (59%) 11 (61%) 32 (58%) 1 10 (45%)
History
 Smoking 6 (8%) 2 (11%) 4 (7%) 0.63 3 (14%)
 Art. hypertension 57 (78%) 13 (72%) 44 (80%) 0.52 14 (64%)
 Fam. history 22 (30%) 8 (44%) 14 (25%) 0.15 6 (27%)
 HLP 38 (52%) 9 (50%) 29 (53%) 0.79 12 (55%)
 DM 4 (5%) 1 (6%) 3 (5%) 1 1 (5%)
Measurements
 BMI 27 (25–30) 28 (26–30) 27 (24–30) 0.28 27 (25–30)
 HR (at admission) 120 (91–135) 122 (106–139) 115 (90–134) 0.62 124 (97–130)
 BP systolic 130 (120–150) 125 (116–130) 130 (125–150) 0.061 130 (116–140)
 BP diastolic 80 (75–90) 80 (76–85) 80 (75–90) 0.91 80 (71–90)
 HR (at CCT imaging) 68 (59–74) 70 (60–77) 67 (58–72) 0.25 69 (60–72)
CHA2DS2-VASc 3 (2–4) 2 (1–3) 3 (2–4) 0.11 2 (1–2)
Mitral regurgitation     0.17  
 None 31 (42%) 9 (50%) 22 (40%) n/a 8 (36%)
 I° 34 (47%) 7 (39%) 27 (49%) n/a 12 (55%)
 I–II° 3 (4%) 2 (11%) 1 (2%) n/a 1 (5%)
 II° 5 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (9%) n/a 1 (5%)
Ejection fraction     0.28  
 Normal 61 (84%) 16 (89%) 45 (82%) n/a 19 (86%)
 Slightly reduced 10 (14%) 1 (6%) 9 (16%) n/a 3 (14%)
 Moderately reduced 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) n/a 0 (0%)
  1. BP blood pressure, CCT cardiac computed tomography, DM diabetes mellitus, BMI body mass index, HLP hyperlipoproteinemia, HR heart rate