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Table 4 The amount of collagen in the 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
 Little 15 (60) 12 (50) 0.40
 Moderate 10 (40) 10 (42)  
 Pronounced 0 (0) 2 (8)  
Myocardium
 Little 25 (58) 32 (80) 0.04
 Moderate 17 (40) 8 (20)  
 Pronounced 1 (2) 0 (0)  
Endocardium
 Little 21 (60) 19 (63) 0.60
 Moderate 12 (34) 11 (37)  
 Pronounced 2 (6) 0 (0)  
  1. IRD Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  2. Values are the number (percentage) of patients. Owing to missing data for some variables, numbers may not add up to the expected total