Aims: This retrospective observational study was aimed to identify hematological predictors of histological heterogeneity of carotid atherosclerotic plaques (CAPs). Results: The mean values of all demographic, clinical and haematological parameters did not differ between patients with or without symptomatic CAD. In univariate analysis, intraplaque hemorrhage was associated with male sex (r=0.18; p=0.032), superficial thrombosis with low hemoglobin (r=- 0.18; p=0.033), fibrosis with enhanced RDW (r=0.24; p=0.005), presence of foam cells with high WBC count (r=0.22; p=0.001), neovascularisation with high WBC count (r=0.17; p=0.048), whilst the presence of inflammatory infiltrate was also associated with high WBC count (r=0.17; p=0.043). Conlusions: The results of this retrospective observational study confirm that some traditional and inexpensive hematological parameters such as WBC count, hemoglobin and RDW may help identifying patients with more severe forms of CAD.
|Titolo:||Demographic, Clinical and Hematological Predictors of Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque Histology|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.05 Abstract in rivista|