Table 4

Correlations between proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) and other clinical characteristics of participants

VariablesPCSK9
Correlation coefficientP values
Age (years)−0.08700.19
Time from CABG surgery0.04300.52
SBP (mm Hg)0.00850.90
DBP (mm Hg)0.06390.33
White blood cell count (109/L)0.2533<0.01
Platelet count (109/L)0.12350.06
Red cell distribution width (%)0.04300.52
Mean platelet volume0.08050.23
Plateletcrit0.08500.20
Platelet distribution width−0.02830.67
Total cholesterol (mmol/L)0.04610.49
Triglycerides (mmol/L)0.12150.07
HDL-C (mmol/L)−0.03240.63
LDL-C (mmol/L)0.01780.79
VLDL (mmol/L)0.1772<0.01
Lipoprotein (a) (mmol/L)−0.02840.67
Apolipoprotein A (mmol/L)−0.02010.76
Apolipoprotein B (mmol/L)0.07630.26
Fasting glucose (mmol/L)0.01770.79
Homocysteinaemia (μmol/L)0.03990.55
  • DBP, diastolic blood pressure; HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; SBP, indicated systolic blood pressure; VLDL, very low-density lipoprotein.