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Table 1 Subject demographic and clinical data at presentation (n = 143)

From: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance techniques and findings in children with myocarditis: a multicenter retrospective study

  Number (%) or median (range)
Median age (years) 16.0 (0.1 – 20.3)
Symptoms 142 (99 %)
  Chest pain 106 (74 %)
  Recent or current viral symptoms 60 (42 %)
  Shortness of breath 46 (32 %)
  Fatigue 35 (25 %)
  Fever 34 (24 %)
  Palpitations 18 (13 %)
  Syncope 11 (8 %)
  Poor feeding 10 (7 %)
Signs of congestive heart failure 18 (13 %)
New gallop rhythm 11 (8 %)
New murmur 4 (3 %)
Abnormal electrocardiogram 125 (87 %)
  Ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation 12 (8 %)
  Atrial tachycardia 2 (1 %)
Abnormal laboratory data 123 (86 %)
  Elevated troponin 93 (65 %)
  Elevated C-reactive protein 59 (65 %)
  Elevated CK-MB 51 (36 %)
  Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate 18 (13 %)
Admitted to the hospital 139 (97 %)
  Inotropic support 36 (25 %)
  Ventilatory support 17 (12 %)
  Circulatory support 5 (4 %)
Treatment  
  Intravenous immunoglobulin 81 (57 %)
  Steroids 21(15 %)
  Other immunomodulators 8 (6 %)