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Table 3 Univariate correlation analysis between cardiac fat compartments and left ventricular dimensions and function adjusted for age

From: Cardiac steatosis and left ventricular function in men with metabolic syndrome

  Myocardial TG content Epicardial fat Pericardial fat
Fat depots    
 Myocardial TG content - 0.273* 0.297*
 Epicardial fat 0.273* - 0.691‡a
 Pericardial fat 0.297* 0.691‡a -
Systolic function and dimensions
 LV ejection fraction (%) 0.019 −0.052 0.019
 LV end-systolic volume/Body surface area (mL/ m2) −0.257* −0.312 −0.337†a
 LV stroke volume/Body surface area (mL/m2) −0.275* −0.413‡a −0.370†a
 LV mass/Body surface area (g/m2) −0.024 −0.235* −0.225
 LV mass/LV end-diastolic volume (g/mL) 0.313 0.279* 0.255*
 LV global functional index (%) −0.219 −0.246* −0.178
Diastolic function and dimensions
 LV end-diastolic volume/Body surface area (ml/m2) −0.303 −0.419‡a −0.403‡a
 Peak Filling Rate (mL/s) −0.115 −0.307 −0.329†a
 Peak Filling Rate/LV end-diastolic volume (s-1) −0.102 −0.281* 0.297*
 LV early diastole (%) −0.424 −0.438 −0.462
  1. *p<0.05, p<0.01, p<0.001, without Bonferroni correction.
  2. ap<0.005 with Bonferroni correction.
  3. LV, left ventricular.