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Table 3 Vascular studies

From: Stable phase post-MI patients have elevated VEGF levels correlated with inflammation markers, but not with atherosclerotic burden

Parameter Controls (N = 25) Patients (N = 41) p
FMD (%) 8.8 ± 6.5 5.5 ± 4.3 0.017
IMT (mm) 0.68 ± 0.13 0.87 ± 0.17 <0.001
ABPI (rel) 1.17 ± 0.11 1.11 ± 0.13 0.052
  1. FMD-flow mediated dilation, IMT- intima-media thickness, ABPI- ankle brachial pressure index, p- for the difference between groups.