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Table 2 The number of inflammatory cell infiltrates in the three cardiac layers, per section

From: Inflammatory cell infiltrates in the heart of patients with coronary artery disease with and without inflammatory rheumatic disease: a biopsy study

  IRD (n = 48) Non-IRD (n = 40) p Value
Epicardium
 No infiltrates 21 (44) 16 (40) 0.30
 One infiltrate 14 (29) 7 (18)  
 Two or three infiltrates 11 (23) 13 (33)  
 More than three infiltrates 2 (4) 4 (10)  
Myocardium
 No infiltrates 45 (94) 39 (98) 0.47
 One infiltrate 3 (6) 1 (3)  
 More than one infiltrate 0 (0) 0 (0)  
Endocardium
 No infiltrates 47 (98) 40 (100) 0.73
 One infiltrate 1 (2) 0 (0)  
 More than one infiltrate 0 (0) 0 (0)  
  1. IRD Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  2. Values are the number (percentage) of patients