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Table 1 Baseline variables for the pericardial and pleural effusion groups

From: The dynamics of extracellular gadolinium-based contrast agent excretion into pleural and pericardial effusions quantified by T1 mapping cardiovascular magnetic resonance

CharacteristicsPericardial effusionPleural effusionp-value
Number, n69*54* 
Age, years58(46–65)64(52–71)0.03
Male sex, n (%)41(59)32(59)0.82
LVM, g187(153–240)188(143–236)0.82
LVMI, g/m297(83–120)95(83–120)0.79
LVEDV, mL156(127–190)150(125–190)0.72
LVEDVI, mL/m281(69–88)81(65–100)0.60
LVEF, %47(36–56)44(30–53)0.22
BMI, kg/m225(23–28)25(22–29)0.52
Effusion size, mm8(5–9)14(6–10)< 0.001
  1. Continuous data are given as median (interquartile range) or number (%). LVM left ventricular mass, LVMI Left ventricular mass index, BMI Body mass index, LVEDV Left ventricular end-diastolic volume, LVEDVI Left ventricular end-diastolic volume index, LVEF Left ventricular ejection fraction, LVM Left ventricular mass, LVMI Left ventricular mass index. * n = 12 had both a pericardial and a pleural effusion