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Table 1 Patient Characteristics

From: The detection of left ventricular scar by delayed enhancement-CMR in non-ischemic cardiomyopathy is a stronger predictor of cardiovascular events than left ventricular ejection fraction

  All Without Scar With scar p value
Patients (n) 132 65 67  
Clinical characteristics     
Age (years) 51 ± 12 51 ± 16 50 ± 12 0.7
BMI (kg/m2) 31 ± 9 30 ± 8 32 ± 9 0.6
Male gender (%) 75(57%) 32(49%) 43(64%) 0.06
Race     
Caucasian (%) 70(53%) 36(56%) 34(51%) 0.8
Black (%) 35(27%) 17(26%) 18(27%) 0.9
Hispanic (%) 17(12%) 10(15%) 7(10%) 0.8
Other (%) 10(8%) 2(3%) 8(12%) 0.08
DM (%) 26(20%) 15(23%) 16(24%) 0.9
HTN (%) 45(34%) 26(40%) 29(43%) 0.5
CMR findings     
LVEF(%) 31± 11% 33± 10 30± 10 0.09
Scar burden 3 ± 5 N/A 6 ± 6 N/A