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Table 3 The size of the largest 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 mononuclear cells 21 (44) 16 (40) 0.63
  < 50 mononuclear cells 16 (33) 12 (30)  
 50–99 mononuclear cells 4 (8) 7 (18)  
 100–199 mononuclear cells 7 (15) 4 (10)  
  ≥ 200 mononuclear cells 0 (0) 1 (3)  
Myocardium
 No mononuclear cells 45 (94) 39 (98) 0.47
  < 50 mononuclear cells 3 (6) 1 (3)  
  ≥ 50 mononuclear cells 0 (0) 0 (0)
Endocardium
 No mononuclear cells 47 (98) 40 (100) 0.73
  < 50 mononuclear cells 1 (2) 0 (0)  
  ≥ 50 mononuclear cells 0 (0) 0 (0)
  1. IRD Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  2. Values are the number (percentage) of patients