Table 2

Comparison of inflammation and calcification in the aneurysm and matched control groups

Aneurysm subgroup
(n=19)
Matched controls
(n=19)
P value
Ascending aorta
 Mean TBRmax2.14±0.531.84±0.270.038
 Agatston score (median (IQR))18 (0–295)0 (0–42)0.246
 Agatston score/cm6 (0–62)0 (0–9)0.218
Descending aorta
 Mean TBRmax2.15±0.581.70±0.240.005
 Agatston score (median (IQR))267 (0–1230)320 (170–842)0.435
 Agatston score/cm25 (0–72)23 (16–67)0.617
Abdominal aorta (incl. aneurysm)
 Mean TBRmax2.23±0.451.68±0.21<0.0001
 Agatston score (median (IQR))4483 (3105–9430)2879 (941–7270)0.112
 Agatston score/cm of abdominal aorta245 (148–408)166 (80–374)0.307
 Agatston score/cm in aneurysm and control equivalent442 (304–920)166 (80–374)0.004
Entire aorta
 Mean TBRmax2.16±0.511.70±0.220.001
 Agatston score (median (IQR))5136 (3297–9360)3735 (1425–8261)0.180
 Agatston score/cm144 (87–266)109 (49–219)0.230