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Table 2 Analysis of conventional risk factors and their association to relevant coronary calcification

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

  Agatston score p value
≤ 75th percentile
(n = 40)
> 75th percentile
(n = 20)
Smoking 2 (5%) 3 (15%) 0.32
Art. hypertension 29 (72%) 16 (80%) 0.75
Family history of CAD 14 (35%) 6 (30%) 0.78
DM 1 (2%) 2 (10%) 0.26
Male sex 17 (42%) 11 (55%) 0.42
HLP 22 (58%) 11 (55%) 1
BMI 27 (25–30) 28 (25–30) 0.49
Number of conventional risk factors present 2 (1–3) 3 (2–3) 0.23
  1. CAD coronary artery disease, DM diabetes mellitus, BMI body mass index, HLP hyperlipoproteinemia