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Table 1 Patient baseline characteristics

From: Assessment of MMP-9, TIMP-1, and COX-2 in normal tissue and in advanced symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid plaques

  Group I (n = 16) Group II (n = 14)
Age, years 66.7 ± 6.8 67.6 ± 6.8
Sex, M/F 12/4 8/6
Hypertension 10 1
Diabetes Mellitus 2 3
Active smoking 3 3
Hypercholesterolemia 2 1
CAD 4 0
Aspirin 15 10
Statin 5 4
ACE inhibitors 9 8
Ticlopidine 4 1