Summary of clinical and laboratory data of study subjects with and without DCE-MRI plaque measurements in the AIM-HIGH clinical trial

Data Brief. 2016 Jan 2;6:476-81. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2015.12.030. eCollection 2016 Mar.


This brief data article summarizes the clinical risk factors and laboratory data of a group of subjects recruited for the AIM-HIGH trial (Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome with Low HDL/High Triglycerides and Impact on Global Health Outcomes) and an associated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) substudy. The sample is restricted to those on statin therapy at the time of enrollment and data are presented stratified by whether dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) markers of carotid plaque vascularity and inflammation were available or not. The data provided herein are directly related to the article "Longer Duration of Statin Therapy is Associated with Decreased Carotid Plaque Vascularity by Magnetic Resonance Imaging" [2].

Keywords: AIM-HIGH, Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome with Low HDL/High Triglyceride and Impact on Global Health Outcomes; Atherosclerosis; Carotid artery; DCE-MRI, dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging; Inflammation; Ktrans, transfer constant; Magnetic resonance imaging; Plaque; Statin; Vp, fractional plasma volume.