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Table 3 CMR spectroscopy data of the study participants

From: Myocardial triglyceride content at 3 T cardiovascular magnetic resonance and left ventricular systolic function: a cross-sectional study in patients hospitalized with acute heart failure

  HF patients with low LVEF HF patients with normal LVEF Control subjects p value
(n = 25) (n = 23) (n = 21)  
TG/W (%) 1.72 ± 2.63 1.18 ± 1.82 1.53 ± 1.78 0.68
FA/W (%) 0.93 ± 2.13 0.97 ± 1.64 1.39 ± 1.67 0.66
UFA/W (%) 0.79 ± 1.38*,** 0.21 ± 0.28 0.14 ± 0.20 0.02
FA/TG (%) 0.53 ± 0.41 0.68 ± 0.40 0.71 ± 0.32 0.25
UFA/TG (%) 0.47 ± 0.41 0.32 ± 0.40 0.29 ± 0.32 0.25
  1. Data are expressed as means ± standard deviation. P values are calculated from one-way analysis of variance
  2. Abbreviations: HF heart failure, LVEF left ventricular ejection fraction, TG triglyceride; FA fatty acids, UFA unsaturated fatty acids, W water
  3. * p < 0.05 vs. controls; ** p < 0.05 vs. HF patients with normal LVEF