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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Visualization of anomalous origin and course of coronary arteries in 748 consecutive symptomatic patients by 64-slice computed tomography angiography

all patients   n = 748;
- age [years]   47.0 ± 12.3 (range: 8-85)
gender male: n = 389; 52.0%
  female: n = 359; 48.0%
age [years] male: 45.8 ± 13.0 (range: 8-81);
  female: 48.3 ± 11.3 (range:19-85); sig. (p = 0.0018)
indication for MDCT: - chest pain: n = 726; 97.1%; (n = 6 with known CAA)
  - abnormal stress test: n = 21; 2.8%
  - syncope: n = 1; 0.1%; (with known CAA)
CAA-patients   n = 17;
- age [years]   43.1 ± 19.1 (range: 15-73); n.s. (p = 0.3232)
gender male: n = 12; 70.6%
  female: n = 5; 29.4%
age [years] male: 40.4 ± 18.9 (range: 15-64);
  female: 49.6 ± 20.1 (range: 19-73); n.s. (p > 0.10)
heart rate during scan [bpm]   59.4 ± 8.1 (range: 45-73)
estimated radiation exposure [mSv]   22.4 ± 4.6 (range: 11.5-28.8)
Betablocker   n = 17;
Nitroglycerin   n = 17;
  1. CAA: coronary artery anomaly of origin in further vessel course; n.s.: not significantly; sig.: significantly