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Table 2 Baseline demographics and clinical characteristics of the patients with and without coronary tortuosity

From: Coronary tortuosity relation with carotid intima-media thickness, coronary artery disease risk factors, and diastolic dysfunction: is it a marker of early atherosclerosis?

Characteristic C-Tor (n = 30) Normal (n = 30) P value
Age (years) 57 ± 7.9 57 ± 7.9 1.0
Male gender 9 (30%) 9 (30%) 1.0
HTN 26 (86.7%) 9 (30%) < 0.001
DM 10 (33.3%) 10 (33.3%) 1.0
Smokers 6 (20%) 8 (26.7%) 0.54
Typical chest pain 14 (46.7%) 16 (53.3%) < 0.001
Positive stress testª 13 (100%)b 1(100%)b NA
  1. C-Tor coronary tortuosity, HTN hypertension, DM diabetes mellitus, NA not applicable
  2. ªStress tests included stress electrocardiograms, stress myocardial perfusion imaging, or stress echocardiography
  3. bAll patients who did a stress test were positive, the others did not do the test (no negative test results)