≤ -18% (n=25) >-18% (n=16) P-value
PCT [ng/mL] 0.3 (0.1, 25.28) 1.2 (0.12,143.9) <0.05
CRP [mg/dL] 4.9 (0.1, 29.1) 10.9 (1.1,22.6) NS
Albumin [g/dL] 3.55 (2.3, 4.1) 3.3 (2.0, 4.0) NS
ESR [mm/h] 70.4 (29,7) 64.3 (30.9) NS
LAD Z-score -0.2 (-2.78, 7.78) 0.1 (-1.96, 2.91) NS
LMCA Z-score -0.1 (-2.36, 4.53) -0.1 (-1.66, 1.9) NS
RCA Z-score -0 (-1.94, 2.43) 0.2 (-1.63,2.16) NS
NS=Non-Significant. Values are presented as median (range) except ESR, which is presented as mean (standard deviation). PCT: Procalcitonin; CRP: C-Reactive Protein; LAD: Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery; LMCA: Left Main Coronary Artery; RCA: Right Coronary Artery.
Table 2: Comparison of markers of inflammation and coronary artery dilation between patients with ε ≤ -18% versus >-18%.