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Table 3 Basic parameters of CINE-balanced SSFP cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in the study groups

From: Left ventricular myocardial strain assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

  RA CON
Heart cavity dimensions
Left atrium diameter (LA) [mm] 33.23 ± 5.07 33.66 ± 3.85
Aortic root diameter (Ao) [mm] 29.83 ± 3.83 32.39 ± 3.04
Left ventricular end-diastolic diameter (LVEDD) [mm] 55.74 ± 30.85 56.98 ± 7.81
Left ventricular end-systolic diameter (LVESD) [mm] 33.02 ± 11.92 37.66 ± 9.82
Anterior intra-ventricular septum diastolic Diameter (aIVSDD) [mm] 9.28 ± 1.92 8.58 ± 1.43
Posterior wall diastolic diameter (PWDD) [mm] 8.55 ± 1.52 7.28 ± 1.19
Left ventricular mass (LVM) [g] 105.59 ± 23.86 114.59 ± 27.57
Left ventricular mass index (LVMI) [g/m2] 59.91 ± 11.80 60.12 ± 13.78
Left ventricular systolic function
End-diastolic volume index (EDVi) [ml/m2] 81.08 ± 19.24 84.24 ± 18.31
End-systolic volume index (ESVi) [ml/m2] 31.57 ± 12.17 33.55 ± 11.36
Stroke volume index (SVi) [ml/m2] 49.51 ± 11.44 57.29 ± 13.02
Ejection fraction (EF) [%] 63.62 ± 7.39 63.46 ± 5.28
  1. No statistical differences between the studied groups