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Table 1 Demographic and clinical data of the study (n = 23)

From: Role of diffusion-weighted imaging in carotid plaque vulnerability assessment

Gender Male—15; Female—8
Age Median age 66 years (range 50–74 years)
Clinical status Symptomatic—22; asymptomatic—1
Risk factors
  Present Absent
Smoking 8 15
Diabetes mellitus 15 8
Alcoholism 6 17
Hypertension 20 3
CAD 0 23
Dyslipidemia 11 12
CKD 0 23
POVD 2 21
MRI evaluation and histopathology
Mean number of days between the last cerebrovascular event and carotid plaque MRI 57 days
The mean number of days between MRI and carotid endarterectomy 4 days
Degree of carotid stenosis
50–70% stenosis 4
More than 70% stenosis 19
Plaque vulnerability in histopathological evaluation
Vulnerable plaque 16
Stable plaque 7
  1. CAD coronary artery disease, CKD chronic kidney disease, POVD peripheral occlusive vascular disease