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Table 4 Comparisons on incidence of myocardial bridge and clinical characteristics between male and female

From: A potential protective element of myocardial bridge against severe obstructive atherosclerosis in the whole coronary system

Event Male Female P value
N = 4364 (64.42%) N = 2410 (35.58%)
Age (years, mean ± SD) 63.25 ± 10.56 66.09 ± 10.09 < 0.0001
Myocardial bridge, n (%) 319(7.31%) 259(10.75%) < 0.0001
Hypertension, n (%) 2617(59.97%) 1485(61.62%) 0.1855
DMa, n (%) 1010(23.14%) 595(24.69%) 0.1274
IGTb, n (%) 221(5.06%) 100(4.15%) 0.2371
DM/IGTc, n (%) 1231(28.21%) 695(28.84%) 0.8594
Hyperlipidemia, n (%) 277(6.35%) 228(9.46%) < 0.0001
Ischemic cerebrovascular disease, n (%) 258(5.91%) 179(7.43%) 0.0174
Chronic kidney disease, n (%) 178(4.08%) 63(2.61%) 0.0016
SOCADd, n (%) 2681(61.43%) 902(37.43%) < 0.0001
  1. aDM, diabetes mellitus
  2. bIGT, impaired glucose tolerance
  3. cDM/IGT, diabetes mellitus/impaired glucose tolerance
  4. dSOCAD, severe obstructive coronary artery disease requiring treatment with percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass grafting