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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics

From: A comparison of both DENSE and feature tracking techniques with tagging for the cardiovascular magnetic resonance assessment of myocardial strain

Variables N = 87
Mean ± SD or N(%)
 Age 58 ± 13
 Male 65(71)
 Body mass index (Kg/m2) 29 ± 5
 Heart rate (bpm) 69 ± 11
 Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 129 ± 20
 Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 74 ± 12
 Left bundle branch block on ECG 6(7)
Clinical history
 Hypertension 44(48)
 Hyperlipidemia 52(57)
 Diabetes mellitus 17(18)
 Ever smoked 33(36)
 Heart failure 17(18)
 Myocardial infarction 9(10)
 Coronary stent 27(32)
 Coronary bypass graft 13(14)
CMR assessment
 Left ventricular diastolic volume (ml/m2) 86 ± 29
 Left ventricular systolic volume (ml/m2) 46 ± 27
 Left ventricular ejection fraction (%) 50 ± 12
 Left ventricular mass (g/m2) 62 ± 16
 Regional wall motion abnormality in the analyzed images 48 (52)
 Left atrial volume (ml/m2) 39 ± 16
 Late gadolinium enhancement 45 (49)
  Infarct pattern 17 (19)
  Non-infarct pattern 27 (29)
CMR diagnosis
 Left ventricular hypertrophy 13(14)
 Myocardial infarction 17(18)
 Sarcoidosis 9(10)
 Myocarditis 5(5)
 Dilated cardiomyopathy 6(7)
 Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 2(3)
 Amyloidosis 1(1)
 Churg-strauss endomyocarditis 1(1)