Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the study population

Patients with pericarditis
 Age (years)46.3±21.0
 Male, n (%)17 (85)
 BSA (m2)2.0±0.3
 Hypertension, n (%)10 (50)
 CAD, n (%)6 (30)
 Hyperlipidaemia, n (%)2 (10)
 Diabetes, n (%)3 (15)
Laboratory parameters
 CRP (mg/L)71.2±87.2
 Troponin (ng/mL)129.4±440.8
 NTproBNP (ng/L)1149.9±1160.9
 CK (U/L)106.1±109
 LVEF (%)53.6±12.9
 LVEDVi (mL/m2)80.0±42.2
 IVS (mm)8.5±1.8
 LVMi (g/m2)54.8±23.1
  • Results are presented as a number of patients (and percentage) and mean±SD.

  • BSA, body surface area; CAD, coronary artery disease; CK, creatine kinase; CMR, cardiovascular magnetic resonance; CRP, C reactive protein; IVS, interventricular septum; LVEDVi, indexed left ventricular end-diastolic volume; LVEF, left ventricular ejection fraction; LVMi, indexed left ventricular mass; NTproBNP, NT-pro-B-type natriuretic peptide.