Table 3

Stratified analyses by LDL-C levels at follow-up
Subgroup Number of studies Number of patients I2 index PV change (95% CI) P
≤70 mg/dL of LDL-C 4 429 0% −5.9 mm3 (−9.6, –2.3) <0.001
70–100 mg/dL of LDL-C 13 1,372 9% −5.7 mm3 (−8.6, –2.7) <0.001
≥100 mg/dL of LDL-C 5 370 0% −4.2 mm3 (−9.9, 1.5) 0.15

Abbreviations: LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol; PV, plaque volume. 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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