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Table 3 Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging findings in patients with combined chronic heart failure and chronic kidney disease

From: Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis is prevalent in cardiorenal patients but not associated with left ventricular function and myocardial fibrosis as assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

Cardiac MRI parameter All patients (n = 37) Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis p-value
Present (n = 21) Absent (n = 16)
LVEF (%) 43.3 ± 11.2 46.1 ± 9.1 40.2 ± 12.7 0.15
LVESV (ml) 101 [81.8 -127.9] 96 [81.7 – 114.4] 115 [81.4 – 177.0] 0.19
LVEDV (ml) 186 [153.8 - 206.2] 173 [156.4 - 202.3] 197 [138.5 - 279.0] 0.60
LV mass index (g/m2) 49 [43.0 - 59.7] 46 [43.2 - 53.3] 60 [41.7 - 69.0] 0.11
Cardiac output (l/min) 5.4 ± 1.85 5.3 ± 1.16 5.5 ± 2.44 0.72
Cardiac index (l/min/m2) 2.7 ± 0.75 2.7 ± 0.62 2.6 ± 0.90 0.65
Late gadolinium enhancement     
 Spatial extent 3.5 [1.0 - 6.0] 4.0 [0.5 - 6.0] 3.0 [2.0 - 6.5] 0.65
 Transmurality 2.0 [0–4.0] 2.0 [0.0 - 4.0] 2.0 [0.0 - 4.5] 0.89
 Total scar score 0.56 [0.12 - 0.99] 0.71 [0.09 – 1.03] 0.35 [0.18 - 0.88] 0.80
  1. Mean ± standard deviation or median [interquartile range] is shown.
  2. Abbreviations; LVEF, left ventricular ejection fraction; LVESV, left ventricular end systolic volume; LVEDV, left ventricular diastolic volume; LV mass, left ventricular mass.