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Table 3 Cardiovascular magnetic resonance findings

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

  Number (%) or median (range)
Left ventricular end-diastolic volume (ml/m2) 87 (38-222)
Left ventricular ejection fraction (%) 56 (10-74)
Left ventricular ejection fraction <45 % 29 (20 %)
Right ventricular end-diastolic volume (ml/m2) 87 (44-138)
Right ventricular ejection fraction (%) 54 (15-72)
Right ventricular ejection fraction <40 % 11 (8 %)
Late gadolinium enhancement imaging performed 143 (100 %)
 Abnormal 115 (80 %)
 Distributiona  
  Subepicardial 69 (48 %)
  Midwall 63 (44 %)
  Patchy 9 (6 %)
  Subendocardial 6 (4 %)
T2-weighted imaging performed 99 (69 %)
 Abnormal 70 (74 %)
First-pass perfusion imaging performed 69 (48 %)
 Abnormal 5 (8 %)
Early gadolinium enhancement imaging performed 40 (28 %)
 Abnormal 22 (60 %)
Final interpretation regarding myocarditis  
 Positive 117 (82 %)
 Negative 18 (13 %)
 Equivocal 7 (5 %)
  1. aSome patients had more than 1 pattern of distribution