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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study patients

From: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance predictors of clinical outcome in patients with suspected acute myocarditis

  N (203)
Age, yrs 42.7 ± 16.5
Male (N,%) 155 (76)
History of cardiovascular disease (N,%) 4 (2)
Time between symptoms onset and CMR (days) 3 ± 2
Time between CMR and subsequent assessment of LV EF (months) 9.8 ± 6.8
Time between CMR and follow-up (months) 18.9 ± 8.2
Initial clinical score 4.6 ± 1.5
Clinical presentation at acute stage (N,%)  
Chest pain - ST and/or T ECG changes - elevated troponin 143 (70)
Chest pain – recent history of viral infection – elevated troponin 22(11)
Chest pain – recent history of viral infection – ST and/or T ECG changes 16(8)
Sustained ventricular arrhythmias, cardiac arrest 12 (6)
Heart failure 10 (5)
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD unless specified