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Table 3 Representation of fibromuscular tissue, lipid, and calcification in plaques across clinical groups (median ± sd)

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

   Group I (16) Group II (14) p
Histological Fibromuscular tissue (%) 60.4 ± 5.4 75.9 ± 3.6 0.047
Parameters Lipid (%) 32.3 ± 4.7 19.5 ± 3.2 0.057
  Calcification (%) 7.3 ± 2 4.5 ± 2.3 0.383