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Table 2 Characteristics of patients and healthy volunteers

From: Mapping tissue inhomogeneity in acute myocarditis: a novel analytical approach to quantitative myocardial edema imaging by T2-mapping

Parameter Healthy volunteers ACM patients
Number 30 31
Females/Males 16/14 6/25
Age [years] 36 ± 13 40 ± 15
Age group 20–34 years 17 15
Age group 35–49 years 9 9
Age group 50–75 years 4 7
Height [cm] 176 ± 9 175 ± 9
Weight [kg] 73 ± 14 79 ± 17
Initial TnT [μg/l] n.a. 0.56 ± 0.68
Initial NT-proBNP [pg/ml] n.a. 3201 ± 6389
Initial CK [U/l] n.a. 514 ± 609
LV enddiastolic volume/BSA [ml/m2] 80 ± 14 86 ± 15
LV endsystolic volume/BSA [ml/m2] 31 ± 8 42 ± 16
LV ejection fraction [%] 62 ± 5 55 ± 13
LV ED wall mass/BSA [g/m2] (without papillary muscles) 44 ± 10 66 ± 12
T2-Ratio 1.7 ± 0.4 2.2 ± 0.4
T2-Ratio >1.9 10 25
Global myocardial T2 [ms] 58.7 ± 4.2 62.1 ± 7.2
Range of global T2 values [ms] 47.7–66.4 49.3–76.9
Global pixel-SD [ms] 7.7 ± 1.9 8.5 ± 2.4
Range of pixel-SD values [ms] 5.5–13.9 5.1–16.5