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Table 2 Comparison of CMR findings between LVEF-recovered and -unrecovered PPCM patients

From: Left ventricular function recovery in peripartum cardiomyopathy: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study by myocardial T1 and T2 mapping

 Recovered (n = 10)Unrecovered (n = 11)P values
Age, years27.5 ± 5.929.3 ± 6.00.505
BMI (kg/m2)22.2 ± 2.321.9 ± 5.30.852
SBP (mmHg)106.8 ± 9.099.7 ± 8.50.079
DBP (mmHg)73.4 ± 12.163.3 ± 6.00.023
HR (beat/min)89.2 ± 18.783.7 ± 14.60.461
NYHA class  0.771
 II/III/ IV, n2/5/31/6/4 
Lab
 HCT (%)41.6 ± 3.839.5 ± 4.60.280
 NT-proBNP (pg/ml)1451.5 [470.0, 3398.5]2243.0 [1817.0, 5976.0]0.387
 TnT(ng/L)10.1 [2.8, 14.7]12.5 [7.2, 25.6]0.236
CMR findings
 LVEDVI (ml/m2)150.9 ± 24.0158.1 ± 38.00.615
 LVEF (%)29.3 ± 11.224.5 ± 10.10.317
 LVMI (g)70.4 ± 9.376.5 ± 21.00.405
 RVEDVI (ml/m2)118.8 ± 38.8122.5 ± 44.60.845
 RVEF (%)34.3 ± 15.733.5 ± 14.40.900
 LGE, n (%)2 (20)6 (54.5)0.119
 ECV (%)30.7 ± 2.136.8 ± 5.60.005
 Native T1 (ms)1301 ± 711385 ± 660.011
 Post T1 (ms)487 ± 77418 ± 400.018
 T2 (ms)40.6 ± 3.043.9 ± 3.70.040
Medications
 ACEI/ARB, n (%)9 (90)11 (100)0.476
 β blocker, n (%)10 (100)9 (81.8)0.476
 Antisterone, n (%)10 (100)11 (100)NA
 Diuretic, n (%)8 (80)10 (90.9)0.586
  1. Abbreviations: ACEI angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, ARB angiotensin II receptor blockers, others are the same as in Table 1