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Clinical Study

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

Table 3

Conventional echocardiographic parameters and speckle tracking echocardiography at baseline and at followup.

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

LVEF, % *
Regional wall abnormalities, 1022
LA, mL
Septum, mm
Posterior wall, mm
Dispersing wall, 1633
LV mass index, g/m² *
FS, % *
LSR, 1/s *
LS, % *
LSRsep, 1/s *
LSsep, % *

Significant differences between patients with and without inflammation at followup. ns: not significant. Data are shown as mean ± standard deviation.
LVEDD: left ventricular enddiastolic diameter, LVESD: left ventricular endsystolic diameter, LA: left atrium, FS: fractional shortening, LSR: global systolic longitudinal strain rate, LSRsep: septal longitudinal systolic strain rate, LS: global systolic longitudinal strain, LSsep: septal systolic longitudinal strain.

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