Table 1

Mean differences and 95% CIs in plaque volume achieved in patients taking one statin
Subgroup Number of studies Number of patients I2 index PV change (95% CI) P
All patients 19 2,171 0% −5.3 mm3 (−7.2, –3.3) <0.001
ACS patients 5 350 0% −8.8 mm3 (−13.7, –3.9) 0.0004
SAP patients 13 1,380 0% −4.1 mm3 (−6.8, –1.5) 0.003

Abbreviations: ACS, acute coronary syndrome; PV, plaque volume; SAP, stable angina pectoris; I2 index: degree of heterogeneity in the meta-analysis.

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Tian et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012 12:70   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-12-70

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