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Table 3 Pericardial fat measures and myocardial lipid content in HIV (+) subjects and HIV (-) controls

From: Increased pericardial fat accumulation is associated with increased intramyocardial lipid content and duration of highly active antiretroviral therapy exposure in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus: a 3T cardiovascular magnetic resonance feasibility study

  HIV (+) HIV (-) P value
n = 27 n = 22
Pericardial fat    
Volume at LM origin, cm3 33.5 ± 12.5 27.5 ± 9.7 0.038
Volume at RV free wall, cm3 34.8 ± 12.4 33.4 ± 19 0.37
Thickness of pericardial fat at RV free wall, mm 10.9 ± 4.9 10.8 ± 8.1 0.48
Myocardial lipid content, % 0.85 ± 1 0.26 ± 0.26 0.006