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Table 1 Level of CysC according to groups, IMT, site, and degree of stenosis

From: Cystatin C as a predictor for carotid artery steno-occlusive disease in non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke

CysC Mg/L
Group A (stroke patients) Group B (control) P value
Mean SD Median Mean SD Median < 0.001
1.40 0.47 1.49 0.82 0.14 0.62
Normal IMT Increased IMT 0.003
Mean SD Median Mean SD Median
1.00 0.39 0.92 1.55 0.42 1.56
< 50% stenosis > 50% stenosis 0.004
Mean SD Median Mean SD Median
1.11 0.39 1.07 1.61 0.42 1.55
< 50% extracranial stenosis
(2 patients)
> 50% extracranial stenosis
(9 patients)
0.073
Mean SD Median Mean SD Median
1.37 0.37 1.37 1.92 0.27 1.88
< 50% intracranial stenosis
(5 patients)
> 50% intracranial stenosis
(6 patients)
0.03
Mean SD Median Mean SD Median
0.81 0.16 0.74 1.33 0.39 1.31
< 50% combined extra and intracranial stenosis
(7 patients)
> 50% combined extra and intracranial stenosis
(4 patients)
0.927
Mean SD Median Mean SD Median
1.26 0.41 1.36 1.31 0.25 1.38
  1. CysC cystatin C; IMT intima media thickness; SD standard deviation