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Table 2 The relationships between CMR findings and clinical characteristics

From: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance of the myocardium at risk in acute reperfused myocardial infarction: comparison of T2-weighted imaging versus the circumferential endocardial extent of late gadolinium enhancement with transmural projection

  Time to PCI* CK-MB max. Troponin T max.
  R2 p R2 p R2 p
T2-weighted imaging 0.04 0.23 0.05 0.22 0.07 0.13
LGE endocardial extent 0.0001 0.80 0.36 < 0.01 0.29 < 0.01
LGE infarct size 0.002 0.96 0.37 < 0.01 0.33 < 0.01
Salvage by T2-weighted imaging 0.008 0.62 0.26 < 0.01 0.20 < 0.01
Salvage by LGE
endocardial extent
0.0004 0.92 0.25 < 0.01 0.19 0.01
  1. * Time from pain onset to reperfusion. PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention. LGE = late gadolinium enhancement.