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Table 1 Basic characteristic of the study groups

From: Cardiac profile of the Czech population of Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study with T1 mapping

  Group C (Controls) total n = 13 Group D (DMD) total n = 43
Age [years] 16.5 ± 2.4* 13.8 ± 4.6
Weight [kg] 67.5 ± 11.9* 47.6 ± 19.9
Height [cm] 176 ± 9* 147 ± 19
Dyspnoea [n (%)] 0 (0%) 6 (13.6%)
Hypertension [n (%)] 0 (0%) 3 (6.8%)
Diabetes [n (%)] 1 (7.7%) 0 (0%)
Corticosteroids [n (%)] 0 (0%)* 21 (47.7%)
ACE-inhibitors [n (%)] 0 (0%)* 18 (40.9%)
ARBs [n (%)] 0 (0%) 2 (4.5%)
β-blockers [n (%)] 0 (0%) 8 (18.2%)
Diuretics [n (%)] 0 (0%) 3 (6.8%)
Stage ambulatory/non-ambulatory [n (%)] 16 (37.2%) / 27 (62.8%)
  1. Continuous variables are expressed as the mean ± standard deviation, binary variables as count (percentage), and ordinal variables as median (lower – upper quartile)
  2. DMD Duchenne muscular dystrophy, BMI body mass index (kg/m2), ACE angiotensin converting enzyme, ARB angiotensin receptor blockers; * = P-values < 0.05