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Table 4 Correlations (Spearman’s rho) between the myocardial TG components and CMR features

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

Myocardial TG MRI feature Correlation coefficient (r) p value
TG/W (%) LVEF (%) 0.024 0.85
LVEDV (mL) −0.007 0.95
LVESV (mL) 0.003 0.98
LV stroke volume 0.026 0.83
Cardiac output (L/min) 0.082 0.51
LV mass (g) −0.278 0.02
LV global function index (%) 0.174 0.15
LV concentricity −0.280 0.02
FA/W (%) LVEF (%) 0.161 0.19
LVEDV (mL) −0.194 0.11
LVESV (mL) −0.188 0.12
LV stroke volume −0.096 0.43
Cardiac output (L/min) −0.080 0.52
LV mass (g) −0.423 < 0.001
LV global function index (%) 0.286 0.02
LV concentricity −0.146 0.23
UFA/W (%) LVEF (%) −0.177 0.15
LVEDV (mL) 0.170 0.16
LVESV (mL) 0.216 0.07
LV stroke volume 0.034 0.78
Cardiac output (L/min) 0.080 0.52
LV mass (g) 0.006 0.96
LV global function index (%) −0.053 0.66
LV concentricity −0.253 0.04
FA/TG (%) LVEF (%) 0.176 0.15
LVEDV (mL) −0.218 0.07
LVESV (mL) −0.233 0.05
LV stroke volume −0.101 0.41
Cardiac output (L/min) −0.128 0.30
LV mass (g) −0.345 0.004
LV global function index (%) 0.206 0.09
LV concentricity −0.038 0.75
UFA/TG (%) LVEF (%) −0.178 0.14
LVEDV (mL) 0.219 0.07
LVESV (mL) 0.234 0.05
LV stroke volume 0.092 0.45
Cardiac output (L/min) 0.110 0.37
LV mass (g) 0.366 0.002
LV global function index (%) −0.220 0.07
LV concentricity 0.056 0.65
  1. Abbreviations: TG triglyceride, FA fatty acids, UFA unsaturated fatty acids, W water, LVEF left ventricular ejection fraction, LVEDV left ventricular end-diastolic volume, LVESV left ventricular end-systolic volume, LV left ventricle