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Table 4 Demographic and clinical characteristics of Patients with Severe Carotid Stenosis (>70%)

From: Contemporary incidence and risk factors for carotid artery disease in patients referred for coronary artery bypass surgery

No CAS Severe CAS only p value  
  (n=359) (n=49)  
Age 65.5 69.2 0.01
Women 24% 24% 1.0
CHF 12% 29% 0.003
Hypertension 94% 92% 0.5
COPD 21% 30% 0.14
CVA 3.8% 10% 0.05
PVD 10% 33% 0.0001
CKD (Dialysis) 9% 22% 0.01
History of MI 44% 61% 0.02
BMI (Mean) 30.5 31.1 0.5
History of Smoking 58% 75% 0.019
Family History of Coronary Disease 35% 25% 0.15
Hyperlipidemia 84% 90% 0.39
Diabetes 35% 42% 0.34
Previous PTCA 27% 22% 0.6
Antilipid Use 69% 82% 0.09
Left main Trunk 27% 53% 0.0004
Number of Bypass 2.53 2.65 0.3
  1. CAS=Carotid artery stenosis > 50%.
  2. Severe CAS= Carotid artery stenosis > 70% unilateral or bilateral.