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Table 4 Comparison of patient characteristics between those with asymmetric and concentric forms of hypertrophy and remodeling in aortic stenosis

From: Left ventricular remodeling and hypertrophy in patients with aortic stenosis: insights from cardiovascular magnetic resonance

  Concentric Asymmetric p-value
Number 45 25 -
Age (years) 56 ± 19 72 ± 11 <0.01*
Male sex (%) 62 68 0.41
LV mass index (g/m2) 103 ± 25 96 ± 25 0.23
Max wall thickness (mm) 15 ± 3 17 ± 2 <0.01*
Hypertrophy (%) 76 56 0.09
Aortic valve area (cm2) 0.96 ± 0.36 0.96 ± 0.30 0.83
Ejection Fraction 72 ± 12 71 ± 15 0.79
Indexed LVEDV (mL/m2) 72 ± 20 69 ± 22 0.57
Hypertension (%) 33 64 0.01*
Diabetes Mellitus (%) 11 12 0.91
ACE inhibitor/ARB use (%) 33 45 0.45
Beta-blocker (%) 16 27 0.32
  1. Asymmetric left ventricular wall thickening was defined as a regional wall thickening ≥13 mm that was >1.5-fold the thickness of the opposing myocardial segment. Criteria had to be fulfilled on two adjacent short-axis slices.