Skip to main content

Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Incremental value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance over echocardiography in the detection of acute and chronic myocardial infarction

  Patients (N = 88) Controls (N = 36) p- value
Age, y 59 ± 11 43 ± 12 <0.001
Male (%) 65 (74) 20 (56) 0.06
Diabetes mellitus (%) 6 (7) 1 (3) 0.68
Smoking (%) 76 (86) 4 (11) <0.001
Hypertension (%) 34 (39) 7 (19) 0.80
Hypercholesterolemia (%) 25 (28) 4 (11) 0.18
Positive family history (%) 41 (47) 14 (39) 0.84
Coronary Angiography
 Infarct related artery (%)
  LAD 27 (31) -  
  LCx 11 (12) -  
  RCA 50 (57) -  
 Number of diseased vessels (%)
  1 45 (51) -  
  ≥2 43 (49) -  
 TIMI 3 (%)
  Pre-PCI 8 (9) -  
  Post-PCI 77 (88) -  
Echocardiography
 Days post MI
  Acute 2 (1–4) -  
  Chronic 102 (92–112) -  
 Image quality (%)    0.87
  Excellent 42 (30) 9 (25)  
  Average 87 (62) 24 (67)  
  Poor 12 (8) 3 (8)  
CMR
 Days post MI    
  Acute 5 ± 2   
  Chronic 104 ± 11   
 Days between chronic echo and CMR 0 (0–4) 38 (13–76)  
 Infarct size, % of LV 11 (5–19) -  
 Infarct transmurality, % 57 ± 16 -  
 Number of infarcted segments 8 ± 3 -  
  1. Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation, median and interquartile range or proportions (%) when appropriate. LAD = left anterior descending artery; LCx = left circumflex artery; RCA = right coronary artery; TIMI = thrombolysis in myocardial infarction PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention; MI = myocardial infarction; CMR = cardiovascular magnetic resonance; LVEF = left ventricular ejection fraction.