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Table 1 Study Population

From: Impact of cardiovascular magnetic resonance on management and clinical decision-making in heart failure patients

Baseline characteristics
A  
  Male 57%
  Female 43%
Age (years±SD) 54 (±17)
Family history of dilated cardiomyopathy 10%
Family history of CAD 18%
NYHA class  
  I 26%
  II 49%
  III 24%
  IV 1%
Ejection fraction (±SD) 38% (±11%)
History of alcohol excess 7%
Preceding flu-like illness 8%
Comorbidities  
  Diabetes 28%
  Hypertension 75%
  Atrial fibrillation 17%
  Muscular dystrophy 3%
Prior revascularizations  
  CABG 7%
  PCI 29%
Cardiac diagnostics  
  Prior SPECT 18%
  Prior echocardiogram 100%
  Prior coronary angiogram 59%
Referral indications  
  Assessment of cardiomyopathy of unknown etiology 59%
  Assessment of viability 31%
  Assessment of suspected myocarditis 5%
  Other 5%
  1. CAD=Coronary artery disease; NYHA=New york heart association; PCI=Percutaneous coronary intervention; CABG=Coronary artery bypass grafting; SPECT=Single photon emission computed tomography.