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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the patient population

From: What is the mid-wall linear high intensity “lesion” on cardiovascular magnetic resonance late gadolinium enhancement?

Characteristics LHI+ LHI- P value
The number of patients 55 56  
Mean age (years) 61 ± 12 62 ± 17 0.15
Male sex 41 (75%) 31 (55%) 0.03
Body mass index (kg/m2) 24 ± 3 23 ± 4 0.10
Cardiovascular risk factors
 Diabetes 15 (27%) 12 (21%) 0.47
 Smoking 31 (56%) 24 (43%) 0.15
 Dyslipidemia 26 (47%) 26 (46%) 0.92
 Hypertension 34 (62%) 27 (48%) 0.15
 Family history of CAD 18 (33%) 22 (39%) 0.47
Baseline heart rate (beats/min) 65 ± 10 66 ± 9 0.66
LVEF (%) 56 ± 12 55 ± 10 0.28
LVEDV (mL) 124 ± 38 125 ± 42 0.15
LVESV (mL) 56 ± 41 56 ± 41 0.58
Clinical diagnosis
 Ischemic heart disease 38 (69%) 39 (69%) 0.93
 Cardiomyopathy 6 (11%) 7 (13%) 0.55
 Other 11 (20%) 10 (18%) 0.67
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation or number (%) of subjects
  2. LHI linear high intensity, LVEF left ventricular ejection fraction, LVEDV left ventricular end-diastolic volume, LVESV left ventricular end-systolic volume, CAD coronary artery disease