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Table 3 Evaluation of conventional risk factors and their impact on the need of coronary intervention in the subgroup of patients undergoing coronary angiography and showing relevant coronary calcification (> 75th percentile)

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

  Intervention p value
None
(n = 8)
PCI/CABG
(n = 4)
Smoking 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1
Art. hypertension 8 (100%) 4 (100%) 1
Family history of CAD 3 (38%) 0 (0%) 0.49
DM 1 (12%) 1 (25%) 1
Male sex 6 (75%) 2 (50%) 0.55
HLP 4 (50%) 2 (50%) 1
BMI 33 (28–37) 29 (28–30) 0.37
Number of conventional risk factors present 4 (3–4) 2 (2–3) 0.13
  1. PCI percutaneous coronary intervention, CABG coronary artery bypass graft placement, CAD coronary artery disease, DM diabetes mellitus, BMI body mass index, HLP hyperlipoproteinemia