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Table 1 Demographic data and CMR characteristics of 124 patients with symptomatic scleroderma.

From: Prognostic significance of ventricular function and late gadolinium enhancement on CMR in symptomatic patients with scleroderma

Clinical and CMR characteristics Number (of n=124) Percentage (%)
Age 55 -
M:F 56:70 45% male, 55% female
Patients with at least one cardiac abnormality 100 83
Thinned LV myocardium 8 5
LV dilatation 24 19
LV wall motion abnormality 40 32
LVH 31 25
Raised LV mass index 23 19
Reduced LV long axis fx 37 30
LV EF<45% 15 12
RV dilatation 30 24
Reduction in RV EF 25 20
RVH 22 22
Reduced RV long axis function 22 17
Pericardial effusion 20 16
LA enlargement (>moderate) 27 22
RA enlargement (>moderate) 29 23
Dilated PA 45 36
Increased signal on T2-STIR 1 <1%
Late gadolinium enhancement 26 21
Patients with only 1 cardiovascular abnormality on CMR 16 13
Patients with 2 cardiovascular abnormalities on CMR 17 13
Patients with 4 or more cardiovascular abnormalities on CMR 57 46
  1. CMR= cardiac magnetic resonance, LV=left ventricle, RV=right ventricle, EF=ejection fraction, MI=mass index, LVH=left ventricular hypertrophy, LA=left atrium, RA right atrium, PA=pulmonary artery, T2-STIR=Short Tau Inversion Recovery.