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Table 2 Perfusion measurements by muscle group

From: Arterial spin labeling perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance of the calf in peripheral arterial disease: cuff occlusion hyperemia vs exercise

Perfusion (ml/min-100 g) NL-Ex NL-Cuff PAD-Ex PAD-Cuff
(n = 14) (n = 12) (n = 15) (n = 11)
Anterior compartment 52 ± 39 61 ± 33 33 ± 20 26 ± 24
Lateral compartment 44 ± 24 75 ± 27 26 ± 13 16 ± 15
Lateral gastrocnemius 38 ± 35 75 ± 14 6 ± 8 21 ± 16
Medial gastrocnemius 48 ± 24 127 ± 50 15 ± 11 22 ± 17
Soleus 9 ± 8 179 ± 60 13 ± 11 81 ± 59
Deep compartment 18 ± 21 95 ± 60 11 ± 15 28 ± 30
Maximal perfusion 74 ± 21 179 ± 60 43 ± 10†,‡ 92 ± 55†,‡
Average perfusion - 109 ± 40 - 36 ± 19
  1. p < 0.05 vs. NL-Ex; p < 0.05 vs. NL-Cuff. NL = healthy controls; PAD = peripheral arterial disease patients; Ex = exercise stress; Cuff = occlusion-hyperemia stress.