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Table 3 Selected results; patients with baseline EF < median (51.9%)

From: Regional myocardial function after intracoronary bone marrow cell injection in reperfused anterior wall infarction - a cardiovascular magnetic resonance tagging study

   Baseline 6 months
   mBMC controls p-value 1 mBMC controls p-value 2
Left ventricle
N = 14
EDV - ml 183.2 ± 46.1 202.9 ± 49.3 0.641 194.6 ± 64.4 191.6 ± 55.6 0.162
  ESV - ml 105.1 ± 33.1 114.8 ± 38.1 0.640 107.7 ± 43.4 95.2 ± 43.6* 0.028
  EF - % 43.3 ± 6.4 43.7 ± 7.2 0.947 45.8 ± 7.1 51.9 ± 8.8* 0.386
  infarct percent - % 28.8 ± 10.7 33.5 ± 12.1 0.505 27.2 ± 8.8 28.7 ± 12.1* 0.071
  global strain - % -10.0 ± 2.4 -11.3 ± 2.9 0.536 -11.4 ± 2.8 -13.0 ± 2.8 0.189
Infarct zone
N = 14
infarct percent - % 41.0 ± 12.4 46.6 ± 11.9 0.463 37.9 ± 10.1* 38.8 ± 11.4* 0.053
  strain - % -8.7 ± 2.9 -8.9 ± 2.7 0.738 -9.9 ± 3.1 -11.7 ± 2.4* 0.205
Transmural infarct zone
N = 9
infarct percent - % 86.8 ± 7.4 90.5 ± 7.7 0.462 77.6 ± 4.3* 79.2 ± 12.7 0.327
  strain - % -2.0 ± 1.5 -4.6 ± 4.9 0.221 -2.4 ± 1.4 -8.6 ± 5.9 0.027
  1. p-value 1 refers to between group differences at baseline (Mann-Whitney). p-value 2 refers to between group differences in changes from baseline (Mann-Whitney). *p < 0.05 for intra-group differences from baseline, evaluated by Wilcoxon signed rank test.