Mediators of Inflammation / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

New Echocardiographic Findings Correlate with Intramyocardial Inflammation in Endomyocardial Biopsies of Patients with Acute Myocarditis and Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy

Table 1

Clinical characteristics.

ParameterAcute myocarditis
at baseline
Patients without
inflammation at followup
Patients with inflammation at followup

Gender (m/f), 17/811/65/3
Age, y
BMI, kg/m²
Arrhythmias, 814
 (i) Atrial fibrillation/flutter612
 (ii) Ventricular tachycardia 100
 (iii) Bradycardia000
Atrial ventricular block, 000
Left bundle branch block, 000
Hypertension, 752
Hyperlipidaemia, 422
Diabetes mellitus, 110
-blockers, 1984
ACE inhibitors, 2144
Statins, 422

Data were not significant between patients with and without inflammation at followup. Data are shown as mean ± standard deviation.
BMI: body mass index; ACE: angiotensin converting enzyme.

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