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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients from which the reference thrombi were obtained

From: Development and reliability of the histological THROMBEX-classification rule for thrombotic emboli of acute ischemic stroke patients

Baseline characteristics post stenotic thrombi of coronary arteries (N = 6) thrombi from left-sided heart cavities (N = 5)
Age [y] mean, range 60.5, 38—77 65.8, 56–76
Female sex, n (%) 0 (0) 2 (40)
Vascular risk factors
 Arterial hypertension, n (%) 3 (50) 4 (80)
 Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 1 (16.7) 2 (40)
 Hyperlipoproteinemia, n (%) 1 (16.7) 1 (20)
 History of smoking, n (%) 2 (33.3) 0 (0)
 Atrial fibrillation, n (%) 2 (33.3) 1 (20)
Premedication
 ASS, n (%) 6 (100) 4 (80)
 ASS + ticagrelor or clopidogrel, n (%) 0 (0) 2 (40)
 Heparin, n (%) 6 (100) 0 (0)
 Anticoagulation, n (%) 0 (0) 2 (40)
  1. Three of the six post-stenotic thrombi originate from the right coronary artery. The remaining three thrombi were found in the anterior interventricular artery. Concerning the thrombi from left-sided heart cavities, one was extracted from the left atrial appendage. All the others were located in the left ventricle