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Table 1 Volunteer characteristics

From: Myocardial T2 mapping reveals age- and sex-related differences in volunteers

Characteristics of volunteer cohort (n = 74)
  Young (n = 40) Old (n = 34) p-value
Age (Y) 27.5 ± 7.4 63.8 ± 9.9 <0.01
Female 35.6% 39% n.s.
Cardiovascular risk factors    
Hyoertension 2.6% 63.6% <0.01
Diabetes 0% 12% <0.01
Hyperlipidemia 5.1% 39.4% <0.01
Current smokers 20.5% 15.6% <0.05
Presentation characteristics    
Recent infection 0% 0% n.s.
TnT (pg/ml) <14 <14 n.s.
ECG abnormalities 0% 0% n.s.
NYHA class n.a. n.a. n.s.
cMRI parameters    
Myocardial weight index (Heart mass/body surface area; g/m2) 62.2 ± 16.4 61.9 ± 17.2 n.s.
Ejection fraction (%) 62.8 ± 11.4 66.7 ± 10.2 n.s.
LGE no no n.s.
T2w MRI no no n.s.