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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients

From: Molecular mechanisms behind progressing chronic inflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy

Variable Inflammation negative group Inflammation positive group  
Total No. of pts. Value Total No. of pts. Value p Value
Sex (male/female) 10 8 (80%) / 2 (20%) 22 17 (77%)/5 (33%) 0.863¿
Age (years) 10 46.7 ± 5.87 22 42.36 ± 2.07 0.389
NYHA      
 II 10 1 (10%) 22 0 (0%) 0.132¿
 III 10 7 (70%) 22 15 (68%) 0.918¿
 IV 10 2 (20%) 22 7 (32%) 0.491¿
Cardiac parameters      
 LBBB (%) 10 3 (30%) 22 5 (22.7%) 0.659¿
 Permanent AF (%) 10 2 (20%) 22 0 (0%) 0.000¿*
 LVEF (%) 10 24.10 ± 2.28 22 23.05 ± 1.35 0.678
 LVEDD (cm) 10 6.89 ± 0.17 22 6.89 ± 0.19 0.998
 LVEDDI (cm/m2) 10 3.68 ± 0.21 22 3.71 ± 0.09 0.847
 Mean Ao (mmHg) 10 92.00 ± 3.95 22 86.06 ± 2.71 0.291
 Mean RAP (mmHg) 10 16.22 ± 3.19 22 11.44 ± 1.74 0.164
 Mean PCWP (mmHg) 10 25.00 ± 2.79 22 23.45 ± 2.70 0.731
 Mean PAP (mmHg) 10 34.89 ± 4.33 22 32.95 ± 3.24 0.734
 CI (L/min/m2) 10 2.38 ± 0.33 22 2.2 ± 0.14 0.573
  1. Data are presented as the means ± SE. *Significant at 0.05 level. ¿Chi- square test. Abbreviations: NYHA – New York Heart Association functional class; LBBB – left bundle branch block; AF – atrial fibrillation; LVEF - left ventricular ejection fraction; LVEDD – left ventricular end-diastolic diameter; LVEDDI – left ventricular end-diastolic diameter index; Ao – aortic; RAP – right atrial pressure; PCWP – pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; PAP – pulmonary artery pressure; CI – cardiac index.