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Table 2 Vascular features of studied subjects

From: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and radiotherapy-induced carotid atherosclerosis in subjects with head and neck cancer

  Pre-RT Post-RT p*
Common carotid artery features    
IMT, mm 0.87 ± 0.05 0.95 ± 0.08 <0.0001
Systolic diameter, mm 7.08 ± 0.86 7.24 ± 0.77 0.080
Diastolic diameter, mm 6.80 ± 0.85 6.91 ± 0.75 0.115
IMT/diastolic diameter ratio 0.129 ± 0.014 0.138 ± 0.013 0.001
Popliteal artery features    
IMT, mm 0.93 ± 0.04 0.94 ± 0.03 0.271
Systolic diameter, mm 5.51 ± 0.50 5.61 ± 0.46 0.101
Diastolic diameter, mm 5.26 ± 0.50 5.32 ± 0.43 0.353
IMT/diastolic diameter ratio 0.179 ± 0.018 0.177 ± 0.015 0.263
  1. Legend. RT – radiotherapy; IMT – intima-media thickness; *pre-RT vs. post-RT.