Table 3.

Vessel geometry (intima and media of coronary arteries)a

ParameterNonrenal Patients (n = 23)Renal Patients (n = 23)
Media thickness (mm)
    no plaque0.36 ± 0.0350.38 ± 0.06
    calcified plaque0.32 ± 0.560.39 ± 0.04
Intima thickness (mm)
    no plaque0.72 ± 0.530.72 ± 0.53
    calcified plaque1.28 ± 0.651.09 ± 0.25
Media area (mm2)
    no plaque3.7 ± 0.494.8 ± 1.16
    calcified plaque3.44 ± 0.534.23 ± 0.5
Intima area (mm2)
    no plaque3.25 ± 0.344.08 ± 2.5
    calcified plaque4.5 ± 1.84.2 ± 1.3
Plaque area (mm2)
    no plaque0.9 ± 0.41.5 ± 0.7
    calcified plaque0.6 ± 0.081.4 ± 0.4
Lumen area (mm2)
    no plaque3.57 ± 1.69b6.9 ± 2.1
    calcified plaque2.7 ± 0.6c7.2 ± 2.4
Lumen area/lumen + intima area
    no plaque0.67 ± 0.060.48 ± 0.05
    calcified plaque0.6 ± 0.080.4 ± 0.05
  • a ANOVA control versus uremia P < 0.05.

  • P < 0.05:

  • b control versus renal,

  • c control calcified versus renal calcified.